Saturday, 27 February 2016

Ending Trident

Corbyn, Sturgeon and Wood set to rally together for Trident protest

Corbyn, Sturgeon and Wood will all be speaking at Saturday's Trident protest Credit: PA
Jeremy Corbyn, Nicola Sturgeon and Leanne Wood will be putting political differences aside when they join together to support a major protest against the Trident nuclear system today.
The three party leaders will all speak at a protest rally in London as they argue that the nuclear weapons should be disarmed ahead of a Commons vote on the use of Trident, expected later this year.
The rally will protest against the use of nuclear weapon carrying Trident submarines Credit: Danny Lawson/PA
During the event Plaid Cymru leader Leanne Wood is expected to say that nuclear weapons should be thrown into the "dustbin of history" as she argues "it is a disgrace that £100 billion and more will be diverted to nuclear weapons that no one should want and no one should ever use".
Just as war is a human-made construct, so too are weapons of mass destruction. It is the will of humanity that will secure their abolition.
– Leanne Wood
The government's defence minister Philip Dunne has argued that "disarming now would be a reckless gamble with our national security."
Disarming now would be a reckless gamble with our national security that would play into the hands of our enemies.
– Philip Dunne
The demonstration is expected to be the biggest of its kind in a generation with coaches full of union officials, faith leaders, anti-nuclear activists and anti-war campaigners expected to travel to the capital from across the UK, including Scotland, where the Trident submarines are based.

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