For more than 40 years Britain has agreed to negotiate the abolition of its nuclear weapons. 14 years ago Britain further undertook to ‘totally eliminate’ its nuclear weapons. Yet the Defence Secretary told Parliament that the ‘Successor’ submarine programme would ensure that Britain’s nuclear weapons would remain effective into the 2060s – 100 years after it agreed to get rid of them! We, the people, must demand adherence to international agreements and insist that Trident is not replaced.
We are now at a crucial stage in the global movement to rid the world of nuclear weapons. In the UK there will be a decision made early on in the next Government to finally decide if the Trident nuclear weapon system will be replaced.
We need to ensure that it is not and that we join the vast majority of nations demanding the abolition of all nuclear weapons.