Manchester, 29 September 2013

Manchester, 29 September 2013

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Saturday, April 13, 2013


Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group joined a Scrap Trident rally in Glasgow on Saturday (13 April 2013) calling for removal of nuclear weapons from the Faslane submarine base in Scotland, from all countries of the United Kingdom and from the world.

Standing beside a statue of Sir Walter Scott in St George's Square, they heard Scottish trade unionists emphasise that ongoing funding on the Trident project is a waste of public money especially in times of harsh cuts to spending in all areas of the public sector, while convener of the Church of Scotland's church and society council, sent a message asking whether a world burdened with the scourge of nuclear weapons is a place we want to live in and leave behind? (see )

Philip Gilligan on behalf of the Peace Group said:

"Sally Foster-Fulton reminded us that nuclear weapons are a profound evil and their potential for irretrievable harm is immense.  She and other Scots are demanding a nuclear free future, but this is not just a Scottish issue. Scrapping the Trident nuclear weapons system is just as important to Rochdale and to England as it is north of the border. Trident is an expensive and dangerous menace which we cannot afford. It is utter madness that the government continues to spend more than £2 billion every year on these evil weapons and even crazier that it is planning to squander another £100 billion on their successors. It is unforgivable that Cameron and Clegg are doing this at the same time as they are cutting services for the disabled and punishing people for having an extra bedroom. Our taxes should be funding human needs, not being wasted the means of humanity's destruction. It is time to scrap Trident."