Statement from Church leaders on the UK government announcement on warhead numbers

Nuclear bomb credit Chairboy Wikimedia Commons CC3.0 migratedChurch leaders across seven denominations, including the Revd Clare Downing, Moderator of the United Reformed Church General Assembly, have made the following statement following the publication of the government’s integrated review of foreign and defence policies:

“The government’s decision in the integrated review of defence, security and foreign policy to increase the number of Trident nuclear warheads the UK can stockpile by more than 40 percent is a retrograde step that will not make any of us safer.

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