12 March 2007: for immediate release
Singer Annie Lennox and fashion designer Vivienne Westwood will be joined by MPs opposed to Trident replacement at a photo call outside the St. Stephen’s entrance of the Houses of Parliament at 11:15 am on Wednesday 14th March.
A photo opportunity is available with the celebrities and MPs who will be holding a large cheque representing the extraordinary cost of the government’s Trident replacement proposal.
Up to 200 MPs will be attending a breakfast reception to discuss opposition to the government’s motion from 9:30 – 11:00 am on Wednesday 14th March, at 1 Great George Street. After the reception many MPs opposed to Trident replacement will join the photo call outside the St. Stephen’s entrance at 11:15 am.
If you have further questions or would like to schedule individual interviews, please ring Rick Wayman, CND Press & Communications Officer, on 07968 420 859.
CND has called an emergency parliamentary lobby on 14th March, the day of the debate and vote on Trident replacement. CND has also organised a rally in Parliament Square from 6-8 pm on the day of the vote.
Notes to Editor:
1 . For further information and interviews please contact Rick Wayman, CND’s Press & Communications Officer, on 0207 7002350 or 07968 420859
2 . An ICM poll from June 2006 showed that 81% of the British public believes that any decision on Trident replacement should be made by Parliament, not the Prime Minister alone.
3 . According to a July 2006 ICM poll, 59% of the British public opposes a replacement of Trident when presented with a cost of at least £25 billion.
4 . The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) is one of Europe’s biggest single-issue peace campaigns, with over 35,000 members in the UK. CND campaigns for the abolition of all nuclear weapons everywhere.