Trident survey results

In summer 2016 Derbyshire Dales members were asked for their opinions on Trident.

On the question of whether Trident renewal will help us to protect Britain's security, members were overwhelmingly sceptical, with 82% choosing "No".

On how we can best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament, the majority of answers referred to "leading by example" or unilateral disarmament. Other answers included "through UN led activities", "through bilateral agreements" and other references to working together within international organisations such as NATO and the EU.

Finally, we asked about the implications for British industry of giving up Trident. Fewer people answered this question, but the vast majority of those who did suggested that a proportion of the money currently spent on Trident be spent on other industries. Suggestions included renewable energy, education, and health, and it was pointed out that the skills required to make nuclear weapons are hi-tec and highly desirable in other manufacturing industries. However, it was also suggested by several respondents that this will not be possible without careful planning.

 

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