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CND has criticised the Government for signing a £37 million contract for Trident missile launchers more than a year before a Parliamentary vote on replacement of the system.
In a letter to the Times newspaper, church leaders and representatives in the UK have called on the government to cancel the replacement of Trident.
This Saturday, a giant peace scarf measuring seven miles will be stretched between the UK’s two nuclear bomb factories in protest at plans to spend £100bn replacing the Trident nuclear weapons system.
Quakers in Britain have expressed strong disagreement with the conclusion of the report published by the Trident Commission on 1 July which says the UK should retain its nuclear deterrent.
The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) today (1 July) published a response to the Concluding Report of the Trident Commission, entitled Against the Tide.
CND has criticised increased government expendidture on nuclear weapons and called for submarines to be recalled from service in the light of new safety issues.
CND says that "the government is floundering" in its attempt to make the case for Trident replacement as questions continue to grow across the political spectrum.
CND has expressed profound disappointment at the "historic opportunity missed", as the Liberal Democrat Conference failed to oppose Trident replacement.
A packed fringe event at Liberal Democrat Conference today urged the party leadership to deliver on nuclear disarmament by rejecting Trident replacement.
Action AWE and Trident Ploughshares blockaded the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) in Burghfield today (2 September)