Political activist Bruce Kent addresses meeting in Huntingdon to talk about “dangerous deterrent”

L-R: Tim Wallis CND, Nik Johnson, Christine Green, Bruce Kent CND, Cllr Patrick Kadewere?.

L-R: Tim Wallis CND, Nik Johnson, Christine Green, Bruce Kent CND, Cllr Patrick Kadewere?. - Credit: Archant

Political activist and anti-nuclear campaigner Bruce Kent addressed a packed meeting in Huntingdon last month.

Mr Kent, a former Roman Catholic priest, has been general secretary and also chairman of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

The meeting, organised by the Huntingdon Labour Party, was attended by Labour supporters as well as members of the public, many of whom raised concerns about nuclear weapons during a question and answer session. Mr Kent was joined by Tim Wallis, chairman of the London branch of CND, who also spoke.

Mr Kent told the audience, at the Medway Centre, he believed the “tide was turning against those countries which hold nuclear weapons”, which he described as a “useless and dangerous deterrent”.

“I want to be optimistic because I don’t think man is intrinsically violent,” he said.

The meeting closed with a resolution that the Huntingdon Labour CLP are opposed to the renewal of the Trident weapon system and will ask the Parliamentary Labour Party to reverse current Labour policy and campaign against this renewal and instead invest the money saved in underfunded public services.

Chris Bulow, speaking on behalf of the Huntingdon Labour Party, said: “We are delighted that we were able to get such heavy weight campaigners as Bruce and Tim to speak here in Huntingdon and believe that this is just the start of the road to full nuclear disarmament in England and across the world.”

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