Bedford CND hosts public debate on Trident renewal

A public debate on the renewal of the UK's nuclear defence system, Trident, is being held by Bedford CND.

Monday, 8th February 2016, 1:26 pm
Updated Wednesday, 17th February 2016, 5:21 am
A Trident II D5 missile is fired from HM Submarine Vanguard during tests in the Western Atlantic in 2005. A credible nuclear deterrent depends upon the ability to threaten an assured and effective response to aggression. The Trident II D5 missile has a range of over 4,000 nautical miles and an accuracy, which can be measured in metres. Each missile is technically capable of delivering up to 12 warheads, enabling a number of different targets to be engaged, and each Vanguard class submarine has 16 missile tubes. The missile is ejected from the submarine by high-pressure gas and only when it reaches the surface does the rocket system actually fire. PPP-151230-133318001

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn’s rejection of nuclear weapons has prompted a national debate on the renewal, and will be decided on in Parliament later this year.

The free public meeting begins at 7.10pm, on Friday, February 19, at the Trinity Arts and Leisure Theatre, Bromham Road, Bedford.

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