The Lucas Plan

Laurence Hall on a new way forward for nuclear disarmament

With the parliamentary approval of Trident renewal, our witness for nuclear disarmament must find a new way forward. Along with my fellow Young Quakers within Young Friends General Meeting I did my best through our Trident concern to oppose all nuclear weapons alongside other Quaker and non-Quaker organisations. Yet if I, you and others are to win this struggle we need more than opposition. We need an alternative. Thankfully, our Peace Testimony goes beyond simple opposition to war and militarism to a positive ethic of democratic equality. If ever there was a movement for an alternative model that embraced our testimony to its fullest, it was the one sparked by the Lucas Plan.

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