It’s time to ban nuclear weapons – public meeting in Reigate

Q. How can the UK save £100 billion and make the world safer?

A. Scrap nuclear weapons

We have two great opportunities to campaign for an end to nuclear madness:

  • A process is starting in the UN to get an international treaty to prohibit nuclear weapons, just as as chemical weapons have been banned.
  • The UK Parliament will make its final decision on whether or not to renew Trident in 2016, after the next General Election.

Reigate and Redhill Peace Campaign is hosting a public meeting to discuss these two issues. All are welcome. If you’d like to find out more, please come along – details of the meeting are at the end of this article.

UN Treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Nuclear weapons are the only weapons of mass destruction not yet prohibited by an international convention, even though they have the greatest destructive capacity of all weapons.

So long as nuclear weapons exist, there is a real danger they will be used again.  A global ban is long overdue and can be achieved with enough public pressure and political leadership.

International law obliges all nations to pursue in good faith and conclude negotiations for nuclear disarmament. However, the nuclear-armed nations are investing heavily in the modernisation of their nuclear forces, with the apparent intention of retaining them for many decades to come.

Currently 151 countries support a ban on nuclear weapons, 22 are sitting on the fence and 22 – including the UK – oppose a ban.

Scrap Trident now!

The Government is attempting to replace Trident nuclear weapons – at a cost of over £100 billion – even though the majority of the public is against this.

Scrapping Trident would save billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money that would be better spent on hospitals, homes, schools and green jobs.

Scrapping Trident would also make the world a safer, more peaceful place.

Public meeting – All welcome

When?           Wednesday 13 November at 8pm

Where?         The Quaker Meeting House, Reigate Road, Reigate, RH2 0QT

Who’s speaking?

Dr Rebecca Johnson, CND Vice President and a former senior adviser to Dr Hans Blix on the International Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, and Jeremy Corbyn MP, Vice Chair of CND and International Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

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