Date: Monday 13th March
Time: 7pm – 9pm
Venue: North Staffs Medical Institute, Hartshill Road, Hartshill, Stoke-onTrent ST4 7NY
Speaker: Kate Hudson (CND General Secretary):
Chair: : Joan Walley (Former MP for Stoke-on-Trent North)
Join us on Monday 13th March to discuss why we need to do all we can to stop the Trident replacement.
South Cheshire and North Staffordshire Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will be holding a public meeting, at the North Staffs Medical Institute, with CND general secretary Kate Hudson as the speaker.
In the age of austerity we must not only oppose Trident on moral and ethical grounds but also due to the huge financial costs involved. The replacement could end up costing us over £205bn of public money, money which should be instead spent on our underfunded public services.
As Kate has stated on her blog on the CND website:
“The cost of Trident replacement and what we could spend the money on instead, remains a central part of our work to get the programme cancelled.”
“Far better to spend it on industrial regeneration, building homes and hospitals, tackling climate change or meeting our defence needs in practical and usable ways. The world has moved on since nuclear subs were first designed and procured – politically, economically and technologically and it’s time for our politicians to catch up.”
Please join us for what looks set to be a very informative evening.
Also, if you haven’t already done so, please sign the petition, which can be found here, calling on the government to:
• Cancel the replacement of Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system
• Support a global nuclear ban treaty