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At least forty-seven people, including several Christians, have been arrested while peacefully blocking entrances to the Faslane nuclear base in Scotland.
The anti-nuclear weapons rally at Faslane nuclear base in Scotland will not go ahead today, due to snow, ice and dangerous conditions in the area.
While I’ve been out campaigning for the Scrap Trident Coalition, a fairly commonly voiced objection to the elimination of nuclear weapons from Scotland is that; “It’ll cost jobs at Faslane.”
UK ministers have admitted that Scottish independence could trigger a “seismic shock” for the UK budget, if the Trident nuclear arms system is retained.
Two women aged 79 and 82 have this morning successfully prevented traffic from entering the Trident nuclear submarine base in Faslane, Scotland.
A Scottish Christian has told a court that she will go to jail rather than accept that she has done anything wrong in taking direct action against nuclear weapons.
Christians have shared communion while participating in a blockade of the Faslane nuclear weapons base in Scotland. It formed part of a Europe-wide day of action.
A group of trainee priests and ministers, supported by their theological colleges, will risk arrest next weekend as they protest against Britain’s Trident weapons nuclear programme.