Sunday, March 4, 2007
The Strident Trident Issue
Just when I decide I want to get on with blogging about the Creative writing workshops something more pressing comes up...and the UK goverment's decision to replace Trident is mobilising millions of people who can see the stupidity and danger of the decision.
On 24th February 100,000 people gathered in London to highlight and protest the Blair government's decisions to build a range of new generation of nuclear weapons to replace Trident. Barely a mention was made in the press...surprise surprise!
Only last year, the government promised that there would be a full and open debate on the future of Britain's nuclear weapons. Since then, there has been considerable demand from all points of view for a genuine public and parliamentary debate but the government has done nothing to ensure that this happens.
For more on this follow this link to the CND web page http://www.cnduk.org/ where there is a source of accessible and understandable information
Also of interest is the Aldermaston Women's Peace Camp blog