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‘The Truth About Trident: Disarming The Nuclear Argument’ with Timmon Wallis

With Parliament recently voting to renew the Trident nuclear submarine programme, Timmon Wallis discusses what next for nuclear disarmament in the UK, as well as exploring the broader arguments for scrapping the weapons.

The UK is one of nine states possessing nuclear weapons. Renewal of the Trident programme extends Britain’s commitment to so-called nuclear ‘deterrence’ well into the second half of this century, despite treaty obligations and an ‘unequivocal undertaking’ to disarm. With more than 16,000 nuclear weapons stockpiled worldwide, the risk of one going off by accident or design is increasing every day.

Wallis in ‘The Truth about Trident’ explores the issues Trident presents and raises questions like: what would be the impact of their use? How safe are they in the meantime? Are they really necessary? Can we afford them? Are there better alternatives? This book aims to peel back layers of confusion and deceit to reach the truth about Trident.

With Parliament recently voting to renew Trident nuclear submarine programme, Timmon Wallis discusses what next for nuclear disarmament in the UK?

About the Author

Timmon Milne Wallis was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved with his family to Cullen on the Moray Firth. He studied politics and international relations at the University of Aberdeen. He then discovered the peace studies course at Bradford University in West Yorkshire and ended up getting a PhD from there.

Tim spent several years living at a peace camp and campaigning against the building of a nuclear cruise missile base at RAF Molesworth in Cambridgeshire. He currently works for Quaker Peace & Social Witness, where he is now job-sharing the position of Programme Manager for Peace and Disarmament.


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Date and Time:

22 September 2016 at 7:00 pm


1 hour



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