Trident Vote - renewal is a ‘reckless and criminal act’

18 July 2016 - 11:15am
Press release

Vicki Hird, Campaigns and Policy Director at War on Want, said:

“Which part of the non-proliferation treaty do they not understand? Trident renewal is a reckless and criminal act and any MP voting for it should to be ashamed.

“Rather than seeking to waste billions on nuclear weapons, whose use would be illegal under almost every conceivable circumstance and would certainly lead to a huge number of civilian casualties, the UK government should make a clear statement for global nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation, by not renewing the system."

War on Want has opposed war as one of the chief causes of poverty since its founding days 65 years ago. The build-up of weapons for war diverts valuable resources and fuels conflict around the world. War on Want supports the campaign against replacing the UK’s nuclear weapons system.

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