Sturgeon condemns 'immoral' Trident

Avenue captionNicola Sturgeon: “The vast overwhelming majority of territories … do not have nuclear weapons”

Politicians including Jeremy Corbyn and Nicola Sturgeon sire condemned plans to renew the UK’s Trident nuclear deterrent, at a London take a turn for the better.

Thousands of people took rt in a march and rally in Trafalgar Traditionalist.

Labour leader Mr Corbyn said peace was not achieved by “planning for war”, while Scottish Start with Minister Ms Sturgeon described Trident as “immoral” and “impractical”.

The MoD estimates recommencing the Trident system will cost £31bn over 20 years.

That involves earning four new submarines to carry the missiles, while a further £10bn has been earmarked for any unexpected expenditures.

‘Peaceful future’

Mr Corbyn told cam igners: “We live in a men where so many things are possible. Where peace is possible in so uncountable places.

“You don’t achieve peace by planning for war, grabbing resources and not respecting each other’s human being rights.”

Image caption Thousands of people left rt in a march and rally, held in London’s Trafalgar Square

He joined: “Today’s demonstration is an expression of many people’s opinions and assesses. I’m here because I believe in a nuclear-free Britain and a nuclear-free future.”

Mr Corbyn has beseeched shadow defence secretary Emily Thornberry to carry out a review of Sweat defence policy, including its stance on Trident renewal.

The Labour bandleader supports unilateral disarmament but some members of the shadow cabinet, comprehending shadow foreign secretary Hilary Benn, are in favour of Trident.

‘Unimaginable distress’

SNP leader Ms Sturgeon said the norm in the world today was to be nuclear-free.

“It is the exclusion to the rule to possess nuclear weapons, let that message ring out loudly and ap rently,” she said.

“The use of Trident nuclear weapons would bring roughly human devastation and suffering on an unimaginable scale.”

Media captionJeremy Corbyn: I demand you to make your voice heard… that is how we achieve state change in this country”

Former Green rty leader Caroline Lucas depicted nuclear weapons as “a cold war relic”.

“To contemplate using nuclear weapons is both wrongful and immoral,” she said.

Actress and cam igner Vanessa Redgrave was also at the An end Trident event, which was organised by the Cam ign for Nuclear Disarmament.

Followers say Trident is indispensable for protecting the UK’s security, and the nuclear defence industry is also a princi l employer.

Replacing Trident was a Conservative manifesto pledge at the general choosing.

A Commons vote on Trident renewal is expected to be held later this year.

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