Trident

Trident

The Baptist Union of Great Britain, the Methodist Church and United Reformed Church have been outspoken in their opposition to a replacement of the Trident nuclear submarines. Renewal of Trident is incompatible with the UK’s desire to encourage global nuclear non-proliferation.

Trident is likely to cost the UK a staggering 3.7 billion per year over the next 15 years. In addition to moral and ethical concerns, there are also serious economic arguments against renewing it. Trident is a large drain on our budget with very little to show for it. Consequently we would all be Better off without Trident.


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Better off without Trident

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Better off without Trident

Setting out the financial cost of Trident, Better off without Trident shows how the money could be better spent, on public services, job creation and even other aspects of National Security.

 

In July 2011, our three Churches, along with the Quakers, submitted evidence to the BASIC Trident Commission, setting out our position on nuclear weapons and the UK’s role in nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. That submission can be read here


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