Easter Monday protest: Trident is no April Fools' joke, says CND

By staff writers
28 Mar 2013

Fifty-five years after their first London to Aldermaston march, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) will return to Britain's nuclear bomb factor on 1 April to say 'stop fooling with nuclear weapons'.

Drawing attention to the further cuts in public services unveiled in last week's budget, CND is asking people to join them in "calling on the government to scrap the Trident nuclear weapons system and cancel plans to replace it." They say this would save the £3 billion per year currently spent on running Trident, and the £100 billion the government plans to spend on building and running a replacement system.

Speakers at the event will include: Green Party leader Natalie Bennett; Labour MPs Paul Flynn and Jeremy Corbyn; Green MEP Keith Taylor; fashion designer Katharine Hamnett; CND founder-members Walter Wolfgang and Pat Arrowsmith and CND General Secretary Kate Hudson.

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