Wash our hands of Trident
The UK is in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. Health threats like this have been listed as ‘tier 1’ threats to national security for years – unlike the threat of nuclear weapons from other states. Yet government funding for nuclear weapons has outstripped funding given to preparing for a pandemic, with £205 billion being spent on replacing Trident, the UK’s nuclear weapons system.
The government must listen to the evidence regarding the threats we face. Their own assessments continually show that it is pandemic health outbreaks, cyber attacks, climate change and terrorism which threaten us. None of these can be tackled with nuclear weapons.
CND is campaigning urgently to challenge the government’s twisted spending priorities. You can help us by making a donation today. Together, let’s wash our hands of Trident for good.