National chairman to speak at Rotherham CND meeting tonight

THE Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s national chairman will speak at a meeting tonight (Tuesday).

Dave Webb will be a guest at the Rotherham branch’s public meeting on Tuesday to discuss scrapping Trident.

Rotherham CND chairman Jon Smith said: “Parliament will decide later this year on whether to replace Trident, the UK’s nuclear weapons system.

“But it’s clear that opposition to Trident is growing and public meetings and protests are taking place right across the UK to make that opposition clear to the Government.

“In this time of austerity, the idea of replacing a cold war relic at a cost of up to £167 billion is obscene.”

The meeting, at Talbot Lane Methodist Church, takes place from 7.30pm to 9pm.