On the 10th of March, Brian Quail from Glasgow walked out on a pedestrian crossing in a residential area of Balloch, Scotland and stopped a convoy of nuclear weapons. There has been increasing focus on the transportation of weapons of mass destruction in recent months, in particular in Scotland with SNP MP Owen Thompson’s motion calling for a ban receiving cross party support. The last 2 months have seen questions raised about why convoy’s don’t carry marking to indicate their dangerous cargo, why they travel in dangerous weather conditions and calls for local authorities to be notified of upcoming covoys so they can plan accident contingencies.
— Scottish CND (@ScottishCND) March 5, 2016
Together with information revealed in response to Freedom of Information requests on flights transfering nuclear material between the US and UK and the catalogue of failures identified in the MoD excercises in simulating nuclear accident responses, they paint a picture of a secretive and unaccountable public safety liability.
We know that these monstrous convoys trundle up the A1/M1 through Yorkshire and we’d like to do more to raise awareness of that fact, but we are sadly lacking people with vehicles who are able to track the covoys when we are alerted that they are coming. If you can help, please do get in touch.
If you can’t help us with the nuke watching please do contact you MP using CND’s parliamentary lobbying tool and ask them to sign the EDM on nuclear convoys.