43 thoughts on “Economic crisis, but not for Trident nuclear weapons

  1. Tories rob the sick

    I’ve just lost £200 a month of disability benefits.

    I suffer hypoglycaemia due to diabetes.

    In the past I’ve collapsed due to this condition. Although I still have hypos, now they say I should take preventative measures to stop the collapses.

    I was on the middle rate for personal care on the disability living allowance.

    The government’s austerity plans for sick and vulnerable people are wrong.

    The banks and MPs who contributed to the financial crisis got their tax cut from 50 percent to 45 percent. But sick people who were not responsible are getting their benefits withdrawn.

    James Abram

    Appleybridge, Lancashire



  2. The countdown is on for the “main gate” decision on Trident replacement in 2016.

    But so far as the Ministry of Defence is concerned the decision has already been made. It’s commiting huge expenditure to long-lead orders for replacement submarines. At Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) Aldermaston it’s preparing to develop a new generation of nuclear weapons.

    This is immoral, an enormous waste of money and can only endanger human life in every part of the world.

    Every country that is a signatory to the Non-Proliferation Treaty is committed not to obtain nuclear weapons or to take steps towards disarming.

    Another generation of weapons of mass destruction, each warhead many times more powerful than the bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, is an immoral prospect which must be opposed.

    On Easter Monday – a traditional day of protest for peace – CND is organising an encirclement of AWE Aldermaston, with rallies at every gate.

    It will be putting on coaches from all over the country.

    I’ll be there with thousands of others to show that we want to live in a world free of nuclear weapons, where we invest in housing, health and people and worldwide sanitation and health projects.

    If you possibly can – be there, and show you care.

    Find details of the Easter Monday protest and where coaches will leave from at http://www.cnduk.org/campaigns/no-to-trident/item/1566-time-to-scrap-trident-stop-fooling-with-nuclear-weapons



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  5. It’s astonishing that Labour MPs back nukes

    Sunday 07 April 2013

    Two Labour MPs, John Woodstock and Angela Smith, have recently stated publicly their weak arguments for retaining the Trident nuclear armed submarines, ably standing by David Cameron and the Tory Party.

    Can there really be MPs in the Labour Party who support the building of weapons which threaten death and suffering to millions of innocent people?

    Which swallows billions of pounds of public money, desperately needed to help the most vulnerable people, and which gives no defence to people against “terrorist attacks?”

    Nuclear weapons do not protect anybody from “terrorist” attacks and it cannot be said too often that they are not ‘”deterrents” to war and attacks on Britain.

    Raising the spectre of North Korea and Iran, which does not have a nuclear weapon, is scaremongering.

    Few people would have any sympathy for the two regimes but it must be asked who is talking up war in the two regions?

    Which countries in the two regions regularly conduct military exercises, build huge bases for nuclear capable aircraft?

    The Trident system is not British. It is US through and through.

    Could it be that Cameron is kowtowing to the US government and the military industrial complex – Lockheed Martin and all the rest?

    Trident is not a solution to defence and security for British people. Trident is a provocation to proliferation and puts us all in more danger.

    Rae Street




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