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.

Notes to editors

For further information and interviews, contact Ross Hemingway on +44 7983 550728

 

Latest news

Parliament fails to win democratic oversight on trade

17 July 2018 - 4:00pm

Responding to votes on scrutiny of trade agreements in the Trade Bill, senior trade campaigner at War on Want Jean Blaylock, says: “Democratic oversight of trade is not rocket science. MEPs in the European Parliament and members of Congress get an automatic vote on trade deals. Why shouldn’t MPs?

Read more

Fox concessions fail to give MPs a ‘meaningful say’ over post-Brexit trade

17 July 2018 - 12:45pm

"Today’s concessions by Liam Fox fall well short of taking back control."

Read more

Join the conversation

The demonstration centred the voices of the marginalised, and connected the dots between the politics of… https://t.co/MvEQAJyWET 7 hours 9 min ago
Israel's new nation state law reiterates key elements of apartheid as defined by international law. See our factshe… https://t.co/Hxsk8UlhUC 8 hours 22 min ago
Absolutely agree with you .. that’s why we are campaigning to end & poverty wages… https://t.co/CCPCs8XkjU 19 hours 58 min ago