MP 'disappointed' with government stance on nuclear arms
MP has said she is "disappointed" that the government's
review of the Trident nuclear weapons system has not considered
removing nuclear arms altogether.
Munt's comments came as she joined fellow MPs and campaigners,
pictured, at an event outside Parliament organised by CND (the
Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) to launch a new report called
The Real Alternative.
report outlines how the UK can be safer, have a more flexible
and responsive army and save more than £100 billion over
the lifetime of a new Trident nuclear weapons system, if plans
for replacement were to be scrapped," she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
says she agrees with CND that the government's failure to consider
non-replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system has been
a "wasted opportunity."
added: "I remain committed to nuclear disarmament
which is, after all, the Governments aim too! I can think
of a thousand things the country needs on which the Government
could spend that £100 billion."
ridiculous to think that nuclear warheads contribute to our ability
to defend ourselves against terrorists, which are our major threat."
am disappointed that the Governments review didnt
consider removing these weapons completely, but pleased that CND
has produced its own report."
decision not to renew Trident would be a landmark and help kickstart
the flagging nuclear abolition talks, setting us firmly on the
way to a nuclear weapons free world."