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13th January 2016

Time to Bin Trident

Let’s spend £100 billion on health, housing & renewables: not nuclear weapons.

In early 2016, parliament will vote on whether to renew the Trident system of nuclear weapons.

Costing over £100 billion across 40 years, it will be the biggest spending decision this parliament makes.

Instead, that money could pay for any of these things:

  • Fully fund all A&E services for the next 40 years.
  • Build 1.5 million affordable homes.
  • Enough wind-turbines to power all UK households.
  • Scrap tuition fees for 4 million students.

Meanwhile, Trident is not a deterrent against any of the major problems facing our world today: Terrorism, Climate Change, The Refugee Crisis, Cyber-security, Inequality.

To tackle these issues we need peace-building, cooperation and justice.  When the UK engages in diplomacy and supports peace-talks, we will have far more moral authority if we are not stockpiling Weapons of Mass Destruction.

It’s time to consign Trident to the rubbish bin, and instead focus our resources on the positive changes we want to make in the world.  Pop into Peace Hub to find out more and take action!

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