Peace protest over missiles

Calder CND protest against trident renewal, at Woolshops, Halifax
Calder CND protest against trident renewal, at Woolshops, Halifax
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Members of Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice took their own Trident nuclear missile to Halifax in a demonstration against Government proposals to replace Britain’s nuclear weapons system.

Members of Calder Valley CND for Peace and Justice took their own Trident nuclear missile to Halifax in a demonstration against Government proposals to replace Britain’s nuclear weapons system.

The demonstration, held last Saturday, was joined by Calderdale councillor Jenny Lynn (Lab, Park) who helped to leaflet passers-by.

The 16-foot missile was intended to spark discussion in the town on alternatives to nuclear spending.

Alan South said:“We’ve just had a budget in which welfare for disabled people, local government funding and pensions for nurses and teachers have been cut.

“Meanwhile they are still going to spend £183 billion on new nuclear weapons. It is just an outrageous sum of money to be spending on a weapon that we can’t ever conceivably use.

“Trident is a Cold War relic that should be scrapped, freeing up the money that could be used for essential public services.”

The group is asking people to get in touch with Halifax MP Holly Lynch to share their views on Trident. For more information, contact the group via www.yorkshirecnd.org.uk or on 01274 730795.