By Rebecca on the Trident: We don't buy it tour
I’m sitting on the Greenpeace ship Arctic Sunrise. We have a flotilla of smaller Greenpeace inflatable boats at our bow – six inflatables and some canoes - and are steaming towards Faslane nuclear weapons base in Scotland to blockade it.
Right now, we’re trying to manoeuvre ourselves into position, diving between military police boats and inflatables. We want to blockade Faslane until tomorrow, when Labour MPs are coming up here for a jolly on one of the submarines.
The MPs will be voting on whether to replace Trident in March, and we’re here to tell them that Trident is illegal, immoral and unwanted - £76 billion worth of posturing by a government that wants to flaunt its muscle on the international stage. The move to replace the UK’s nuclear arsenal would be a dangerous departure from the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, a provocation that may kick-start a new global arms race, and a monstrous distraction from the real threat to the UK and every other place on earth: climate change.
I’ll keep posting updates on this blog as I get the chance, and if you're in the UK please don’t forget to take action.