Trident nuclear weapons in British parliament


This video from England says about itself:

Kate Hudson speaking at the Goldsmiths Green/CND/Stop the War Trident meeting 19th Jan 2015

On Monday 19th January 2015 Natalie Bennett, Leader of The Green Party and Kate Hudson, CND General Secretary, spoke at a meeting about the proposed Trident replacement and related issues.

The packed meeting was organised by Goldsmiths CND, Stop the War and Green Party societies.

This is a film of Kate Hudson’s opening remarks.

Join the Wrap Up Trident demo at Westminster on Saturday 24th January 2015.

By Roger Bagley in Britain:

Tory Blunt votes with Labour rebels against Trident

Thursday 22nd January 2015

CONSERVATIVE MP Crispin Blunt shamed Labour and Tory MPs who trooped together into the voting lobbies on Tuesday night to back Trident nuclear weapons.

Reigate MP Mr Blunt not only spoke out against Trident but joined 19 Labour rebels who voted against renewal of the submarine-based system.

A Commons motion against renewal of Trident was crushed by 364 votes to 35 after Tory and Labour front benches joined forces to back the weapons of mass destruction. A number of Labour MPs abstained.

The motion was moved by the SNP, Plaid Cymru and Green MP Caroline Lucas.

Mr Blunt, the only Tory supporting the motion, said he was wearing the regimental tie of the Light Dragoons.

He told MPs that when he worked as a special adviser at the Ministry of Defence, he found it impossible to find a scenario in which Britain would decide to use nuclear weapons.

Trident renewal would cost about £100 billion.

“As a nation, given the other potential demands on our defence budget, we can no longer justify the expense,” he added.

Britain would be much better equipped to defend its interests if it is a wealthy, successful trading nation which “looks out to the entire world.”

Intervening in the debate, North Ayrshire Labour MP Katy Clark protested that £100 billion was “an absolutely obscene amount” to spend on Trident when the gap between rich and poor was ever widening.

Labour MPs voting against Trident renewal were: ‘

Diane Abbott, Ronnie Campbell, Katy Clark, Michael Connarty, Jeremy Corbyn, Ian Davidson, Paul Flynn, Roger Godsiff, Kelvin Hopkins, David Lammy, Mark Lazarowicz, John McDonnell, Grahame Morris, Fiona O’Donnell, Sandra Osborne, Dennis Skinner, Andrew Smith, Graham Stringer and Joan Walley.

Russia and the United States ended their collaboration in the disposal of nuclear waste in mid-December, according to a report in the Boston Globe on Monday. After the US, Russia is the second largest nuclear power in the world. Together Washington and Moscow own 90 percent of global nuclear weapons: here.

24 thoughts on “Trident nuclear weapons in British parliament

  1. First they talk about stopping the war, and then they up their Trident missiles. Flawless logic there… Here in Canada, we have a silo full of fire crackers just in case anyone is thinking of messing with us!

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    • The British Cameron government did indeed say, like Bush on Iraq, that it was ‘mission accomplished’ in Afghanistan. However, Cameron tried to start a US-UK war on Syria in 2013 (and failed; NATO would have been allies of ISIS in that war), and re-started the Iraq war.

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