Campaigners from Scotland have been proposing to UK chancellor Alistair Darling an alternative budget which does not include spending on nuclear weapons - arguing that that there are massive savings to be made.
The Methodist Church has welcomed news that Gordon Brown has pledged to consider cutting Britain’s nuclear arsenal. The UK will begin to scale back its stockpile of nuclear warheads if Russia and the US agree to new reductions, the prime minister said yesterday.
Representatives of the Atomic Weapons Establishment near Aldermaston in East Berkshire have met calls for their resignation after they visited the University of Birmingham to recruit students into the development and manufacture of weapons of mass destruction.
Hundreds of peace demonstrators, including Christian groups and nonviolence activists, blockaded the Atomic Weapons Establishment (AWE) at Aldermaston yesterday, to protest Britain's weapons of mass destruction.
Anglican Bishop of Reading, Stephen Cottrell, welcomed trainee ministers to services of lamentation at the Atomic Weapons Establishment at Aldermaston on Friday - the place where Trident warheads are made for British military submarines.