CAMPAIGN FOR NUCLEAR DISARMAMENT
Please find attached information from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament.
The estimate is that the cost will rise to some £76 billion.
In January a YouGov poll shows that 64% of the British public want the government to support a Convention banning all nuclear weapons. A draft Nuclear Weapons Convention is already lodged with the United Nations.
81% of the British public believe that a decision on Trident replacement should be made by a vote in Parliament, not by the Prime Minister alone.
The Trades Union Congress conference strongly opposes a replacement for Trident.
There can be little doubt that the nature of the threats to national security will not be met by the use of nuclear weapons, if indeed they ever would have.
The cost of replacing Trident would pay for 120,000 nurses for each of the next 10 years, whilst at the same time employing 120,000 teachers on the same basis and scrapping student top up fees.
Alternatively, the money could be used to run the British Fire Service in its entirety for the next quarter of a century.
Please give whatever support your branch can to the campaign.
What could our government spend £76 billion on?
CND Trade Union link - Summer 2007
Campaign for nuclear disarmament