Just one year since the huge backbench rebellion on Trident replacement, we have seen the largest protest at Aldermaston for two decades. Five thousand protesters converged on the Atomic Weapons Establishment, marking the 50th anniversary of the first Aldermaston march in 1958. But more importantly, we were protesting about what is taking place there now.
The government is currently pursuing massive redevelopment of Britain's nuclear bomb factory. The scale of building works, investment and recruitment taking place make it inconceivable that these are just routine improvements to facilitate ongoing work. It is clear that this work — which includes supercomputer and laser facilities which can simulate nuclear weapons testing — is for the development and manufacture of a new nuclear warhead.
RLCC Comment: The Nuclear Freeze Movement must be revived with vigor.
ukwatch.net, April 5, 2008, 5:33amby Ellie Keen, obtained via: