Tomorrow tens of thousands of people will march in London to Stop Trident. This demonstration is organised by CND and supported by 27 national organisations. It represents a groundswell of popular opposition to nuclear weapons far beyond the ranks of the peace movement – a societal surge represented by participants and speakers from faith communities, trade unions and social movements across civil society. And it represents a new cross party consensus as shown by the presence of party leaders, from across the United Kingdom.
Stopping Trident is not a fringe demand, it is not a minority protest. Stopping Trident is the new common sense. It’s the rational voice. Today’s mobilisation demonstrates this is a demand from across society, from every corner of our beloved lands, from every age, faith and walk of life. We are the majority and we will prevail.
I look forward to seeing you tomorrow.