Quaker outcry on nuclear expansion

‘Our Trident submarines already carry warheads that in total have an explosive yield equivalent to hundreds of the bombs that were dropped on Hiroshima.'

Friends are mobilising against the UK government’s announcement that it will be extending its nuclear capacity. Britain Yearly Meeting joined with other faith bodies and campaigners to denounce the government’s intention to significantly increase Britain’s stockpile of nuclear weapons. Church leaders across seven denominations made a statement following the publication of the government’s integrated review of foreign and defence policies: ‘The government’s decision… to increase the number of Trident nuclear warheads the UK can stockpile by more than 40 per cent is a retrograde step that will not make any of us safer.

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