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Say No to Trident

A group which believes that nuclear weapons are a bad investment.

Members: 248
Latest Activity: Mar 3

This is the A4 format poster I will be using in Edinburgh on the 13th. Simple but I hope it gets the message across!

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Letter to Nick Harvey MP 8 Replies

Nick Harvey MPHouse of CommonsLONDONSW1A 0AA                                                                                           27th of September 2010 Subject: Trident, Maingate and NATODear…Continue

Tags: SNTT, Maingate, NATO, Trident

Started by Martin Veart. Last reply by Janet King Nov 12, 2012.

Draft questionnaire for our MPs 1 Reply

I think it is about time we asked all our MPs where they exactly they stand on the issue.  To this end I have come up with this little questionnaire.  As always, suggested improvements are…Continue

Tags: questionnaire, MP, Trident

Started by Martin Veart. Last reply by Janet King Nov 11, 2012.

International law and disarmament - discussion 19 Replies

As far as I can see, nuclear weapons, their ownership and ultimate use stand apart from almost every other issue covered by international law; they are often referred to as an 'ultimate insurance…Continue

Started by Matt Hill. Last reply by Matt Hill Apr 15, 2012.

Draft Letter for Tim Farron, Party President 12 Replies

Please comment, amend etc.  I have based the structure upon our letter to Ming but as you can see, advanced our thinking.  Dear Tim, Thank you for your kind invitation to give you an overview of Say…Continue

Started by Martin Veart. Last reply by Rebekah Gronowski Oct 11, 2011.

Fringe Meeting 2011 10 Replies

It is that time of year again where we have the chance to leave the cloisters of the Internet and sally forth into the real world.First of all, the question has to be asked whether SNTT should hold a…Continue

Started by Martin Veart. Last reply by Rebekah Gronowski Sep 28, 2011.

Main Gate 2016 is Worthless 5 Replies

Wake up folks!  It is happening already. Seems like government is not waiting for Main Gate.  According to this report from the Morning Star (not my usual read I confess) Green Peace and CND has…Continue

Tags: SNTT, Trident, Gate, Main

Started by Martin Veart. Last reply by Martin Veart Jan 26, 2011.

E-Petition Suggestions Required 2 Replies

Happy New Year folks!  First project for 2011 is the parliamentary E-petition.  I want ideas for the wording of the petition to be put forward because it looks like that successful petitions with the…Continue

Started by Martin Veart. Last reply by Janet King Jan 21, 2011.

UNA Edinburgh Conference report. NATO's New Strategic Concept and Global Zero 7 Replies

The United Nations Association – Edinburgh , One Day Conference on NATO’s New Strategic Concept and Global Zero was held on 1st of November 2010 at the Scottish Parliament.  It was a very…Continue

Tags: nuclear, NATO, UN

Started by Martin Veart. Last reply by Rebekah Gronowski Dec 31, 2010.

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Comment by Janet King on March 3, 2014 at 0:05

Three cheers for RUSI. This awesome body agrees with us that CASD is totally unnecessary. So we were right all along. Maybe one day they and the world will agree that nuclear weapons are a useless and expensive folly.

Comment by Rebekah Gronowski on September 11, 2013 at 7:42

People - please don't forget that there is a big debate on Trident next week. The Lib Dem Federal and Scottish Conferences are on in Glasgow 14th-18th with the Trident debate on Tuesday 17th - make your voice heard and your presence felt - look out for the demos along with CND & SCND...... WE WANT RID OF IT! It's an expensive "big boys' toy"!!!


Trident is on the Agenda at the Liberal Democrats Conference!

Comment by Janet King on August 30, 2013 at 15:53

I shall bring some Say NO to Trident posters with me and shall be at the rally at 11.15am (as below).Please make yourself known as a supporter at the event. 

Comment by Rebekah Gronowski on August 30, 2013 at 8:17

Scrap Trident on Facebook has linked up with other orgnisations to put the message across -

 I have added our SNTT Cause to their page.

Comment by Rebekah Gronowski on August 30, 2013 at 8:06

Scottish CND will have a big presence outside the Conference in Glasgow - here is what they have sent me this morning. I quote,

"Sat 14 Sept - SCND Time to Scrap Trident Protest and Rally outside the Liberal Democrats UK Conference (Glasgow)

Assemble: SECC, outside Clyde Auditorium 11.45 am

Rally 11.30 -12.30

This event is being organised to send a clear message to Conference delegates that when they debate Trident at their conference - they should be voting to scrap it and in so doing allow the resources which Trident replacement will swallow to be spent on decent things such as Health, Education and Jobs. The action will also highlight the moral, environmental and legal case for Scrapping Trident.

Please support this event. Bring your banners. Help Scottish CND sent a clear message to the Liberal Democrat conference that it is Time to Scrap Trident."

This happening prior to the actual Debate on 17th will give a lot of weight behind our protest.


Comment by Rebekah Gronowski on August 30, 2013 at 8:01

Matt - although we seem to have got nowhere so far [I have felt like giving up altogether many times], I think now, especially after last night's vote on Syria in Parliament, is exactly the right time to ramp up the protesting. The Lb Dem Cnference is on in Glasgow in two weeks - I think we may well get a lot of support on the back of the vote on Syria.

Comment by Matt Hill on August 29, 2013 at 18:56

Just out of curiosity, where do members of this group stand on protesting the issue?  Waste of time?  Best thing ever?  Somewhere in between?

Comment by Rebekah Gronowski on August 29, 2013 at 18:47

Janet - do you want a Page on FB rather than the Causes Page?

Comment by Rebekah Gronowski on August 29, 2013 at 18:46

I have been putting the Facebook SNTT Causes page link up on my home page on a daily basis and will continue to do so until the Conference. I edited the text so that it was easier to read.

Trident is on the Agenda at the Liberal Democrats Conference!

September 14th - 18th promises to be a lively time in Glasgow this year.

Just one hour from Faslane and the Trident nuclear weapons system, thousands of Liberal Democrats will be debating the party's future Defence Policy.

The Policy Debate is on Tuesday 17th September at 11.50 a.m.

Can we at last come out in favour of signing a Nuclear Weapons Convention at NPT talks in 2015 leading to multilateral disarmament?

Will unilateralism get more votes this time?

Can we stop the seemingly inevitable upgrading of Vanguard to Successor submarines and will CASD (Continuous at Sea Deterrence) finally come to an end?

Just how many subs will be voted in - if any?

If you are a member, book NOW and support the peacemakers in the party.

If you are not able to come to Conference, why not post your ideas here - we are listening!

There are 3 comments [one is mine].

Comment by Charles Wicksteed on August 23, 2013 at 20:54

In reply to Janet: I just look after the web site and the Facebook page for Kingston Peace Council. There is a brief article in the Kingston Peace Council August newsletter about Jaine Rose's pink wool initiative (, and I thought her logo would make a good thumbnail, for both the KPC web site and the Facebook post, to help spread the word. I don't know if any of the KPC people are knitting. I certainly think everyone should be encouraged to knit a piece for the scarf, though I haven't knitted since I was about 7 years old, so it would take me ages.
No I won't be coming to Glasgow, sorry.


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