Merseyside CND

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament
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    May 12th, 2016Andy MortonGeneral News, MCND News

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    National CND has announced that the cost replacing Trident will cost £205,000,000,000 (billion).

    With Parliament set to vote later this year, we urge you to lobby your MP and tell them to reject a new generation of nuclear weapons. Instead this money should be spent on the NHS, education, transport and other vital public services. If you live in Merseyside you can find the contact details of your MP in this document.

    The Cost of Replacement

    • Manufacturing four new submarines – £31 billion
    • Contingency fund – £10 billion
    • Missile extension programme – £350 billion
    • Replacement warheads – £4 billion
    • Infrastructure capital costs – £4 billion
    • In service costs – £142 billion
    • Conventional military force support – £1 billion
    • Decommissioning – £13 billion
    • TOTAL – £205 billion
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    May 6th, 2016Andy MortonGeneral News, MCND News, Things to do


    Wednesday 13th July

    National CND is calling for a lobby of MPs as Parliament prepares to vote on whether to waste £100,000,000,000 (billion) on a new generation of nuclear weapons.
    Following on from the hugely successful Stop Trident demonstration in February, this lobby is not only a great way to maintain momentum but could also be our last opportunity to influence the decision.

    Please contact your MP and tell them that instead of murderous, useless and obscenely expensive nuclear weapons, that money should be spent on the N.H.S., education, transport and other vital public services.

    As a sign of the widespread opposition to Trident, CND is being supported by numerous organisations including: Campaign against Arms Trade, Medact and the Quakers

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    April 29th, 2016Andy MortonGeneral News, Things to do

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    We’ll be holding a Stop Trident stall and leafleting session from 11:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 7th May, outside the Lyceum Building (bottom of Bold Street).
    If you have a few hours to spare please join us and help spread the anti-Trident message. You can also contact your MP and tell them to vote against Trident in the upcoming Parliamentary vote.

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    April 28th, 2016Andy MortonMCND News, Things to do

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    Soon after his election as Labour Party leader, Jeremy Corbyn announced a review of defence policy. This, crucially, will include Trident and gives anti-nuclear activists, and the wider general public, the chance to voice opposition to new generation of useless and obscenely expensive nuclear weapons.

    C.N.D. campaigners have spoken at over 40 Stop Trident events across the country and have been met with overwhelming support from audiences who agree that the time has come to abolish nuclear weapons and, instead, use the money for the NHS, education, transport and battling climate change.

    Please send your submission to defencereview@labour.org.uk

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    April 12th, 2016Andy MortonMCND News

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    As part of the Global Day of Action on Military Spending, on Monday 18th April there will be three events across Liverpool city centre:

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    1. With the British Parliament set to vote later this year on whether to spend £100 billion on a new generation of nuclear weapons, Merseyside Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will be holding a Stop Trident stall and leafleting session outside the Lyceum Building at the bottom of Bold St.
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    3. Liverpool Quakers will be leafleting against the arms trade and military expenditure outside the Meeting House on School Lane.
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    5. Finally, Martyn Lowe from War Resisters International will also be leafleting against the arms trade outside the Armed Forces Careers Office on North John St.
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