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Whilst Westminster politicians continue to dither over the sense (or non-sense) of spending huge amounts of cash on Trident replacement – Genny Bove and other members of Wrexham Peace and Justice Forum and Wrexham Women for Peace  (in North Wales) have been out on the streets asking people on the ground what they think.

Genny Bove is quoted in the  Wrexham Leader as saying: “Shoppers, workers, students and pensioners were among those who took part in the survey, which invited people to suggest ways in which the money earmarked for Trident could be more usefully spent by ticking their choices or making their own suggestions on a large wall chart and on survey sheets.

“The most popular suggestion was to use the money on health services, with education, jobs, the environment and public transport not far behind.

“Other popular suggestions were pensions, housing, benefits and childcare.

“One group of students felt strongly that there was a need for more spending on social care for disabled people; several people mentioned the need for more funding for residential care and home care services, and there were many comments along the lines of ‘Anything but Trident!’.”

For the full report as published in the Wrexham Leader (and to add your voice to the Wrexham Leader’s poll on Trident) see this link:

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