Saturday, April 25, 2015
'Vote Out Trident' says Peace Group
On Saturday morning (25 April 2015), twelve days before the general election, Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group braved the rain in Yorkshire Street, Rochdale to urge people to use their votes to bring an end to Britain's Trident nuclear weapons system.
They were supported by the Green party candidate for the Rochdale constituency, Mark Hollindrake who confirmed his agreement with the view that "the next government should scrap its nuclear weapons rather than replace them with a new system and that the money saved should be spent on things such as education, social care and the NHS."
On behalf of the Peace Group, Philip Gilligan said:
"A majority of people in Rochdale have made it clear, time and again, that they think it would be a ridiculous and very dangerous mistake to spend £100,000,0000,0000 on replacing Trident with a new nuclear weapon system and they want their MPs to take that same message to Westminster after 7th May 2015. Whatever the final composition of the government, it is clear that our country cannot afford to squander £billions on useless nuclear weapons of mass destruction. Nuclear missiles do not keep us safe. In fact, they put all our lives at risk and threaten our planet with total destruction. We need MPs who will vote against nuclear weapons of mass destruction and who will ensure that the money saved will be spent on the services we need."
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