Protesters travel from Barrow to Manchester to fight for nuclear disarmament
NUCLEAR disarmament is a noble but unrealistic mission after protesters traveled from southern Cumbria to Manchester to protest.
They were among thousands who gathered in the city with various messages on the first day of the Conservative Party conference.
Members of the South Lakeland and Lancaster District Nuclear Disarmament Campaign in attendance wanted the billions spent on the Trident nuclear program to be redirected elsewhere.
Philip Gilligan, speaking on behalf of activists, said the government’s priorities were “very bad”.
Eddy Christopher said: ‘I wish we could remove the trident and donate the money to the NHS.
“No one needs nuclear deterrence, just other superpowers to think we have one.
“The only problem with this plan is that bleeding hearts will love to announce that we don’t have any more, so we have to keep it on constant patrol.”
Darren Barry-Sheene Atkinson said: “I don’t think there is a lot of force in this city to support the CND.
“8 protesters for an hour, kind of a disappointment.”
Charlie Dowthwaite said: “The phrase ‘nurses, not nuclear’ I totally agree with that as it is immoral that billions are spent on killing people when only a fraction of that cost could be directed to the NHS.
“It could also be used to finance decent housing and decent public transport, as well as to feed some people in some parts of the world.
“We live in a capitalist society and capitalism itself causes wars by its very nature because it is profitable.
“We must abandon the nuclear weapons program, dismantle the military and make the world a safer place to live.”
Joe Murphy said: “Humans = the only species on the planet that invests more time, energy and money in trying to destroy life than in preserving it.”