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THE message “Peace not Trident” was delivered on the streets of Rochdale in Lancashire on Saturday.
Rochdale and Littleborough Peace Group won public support for its call on the government to abandon nuclear weapons, scrap replacement of the Trident missile system, and use the £100 billion saved to create sustainable jobs, build homes, provide overseas aid, tackle climate change and provide decent health, education and other essential services.
The group’s Philip Gilligan said: “The billions spent on Trident are an appalling waste.
“Cancelling the proposed replacement of Trident would save around £100bn which could be spent on the things we need in Rochdale and throughout the country, such as 150,000 new nurses or tuition fees for four million students. It could pay for the insulation of 15m homes, build 1.5m new affordable homes or create 2m jobs.”
Parliament votes on the Trident replacement system in 2016.
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