Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre Press Release: For Immediate Release
Anti – Trident Groups Say Cameron Wrong, N Korea Nukes not Threat to UK; Scrap Trident Coalition to Demonstrate 13 – 15 April
As David Cameron visited FaslaneNaval Base today and announced the nuclear threat has “increased since the Cold War” the broad based Scrap Trident Coalition  argued his remarks were ludicrous scaremongering and called for investment in green jobs and human services instead of immoral and wasteful nuclear weapons.
Scrap Trident activists protested at the North Gate of Faslane as the Prime Minister visited Victorious, one of the Vanguard class submarines which carries up to 40 Trident nuclear weapons each 8-10 times the destructive force of the Hiroshima bomb.
Brian Larkin, Coordinator of the Edinburgh Peace and Justice Centre, speaking for the Scrap Trident Coalition said “David Cameron’s assertion that the UK is threatened by North Korean nuclear weapons would be laughable if it was not so deadly serious. Anti-nuclear activists and former military officers have been making the point for some time that Trident is an outmoded Cold War relic. Cameron is attempting to play down that argument with the ridiculous suggestion that Europe and even the UK is threatened by North Korea’s attempts to develop ballistic missiles capable of carrying nuclear weapons. The truth is North Korea does not have the ability to put a nuclear warhead on long range missile. It is nowhere near being able to strike the mainland US with a nuclear weapon and has no prospect of striking the UK at all.
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 The Scrap Trident Coalition is a diverse broad based coalition. For details see:http://scraptrident.org/
 For more information on the Scrap Trident weekend of Protest & Action 13-15 April see:http://scraptrident.org/