EAST Ayrshire Council supports a ban on nuclear weapons. The local authority has voted to back calls by Scottish CND to take a stand against the war machines. Politicians supported the stance to cancel the replacement of Trident at its most recent council meeting at head quarters in Kilmarnock. Two resolutions were passed against nuclear weapons at the December meeting. One resolution said: “Council declares its support for the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a historic treaty which once ratified will result in the complete prohibition of developing, testing and using nuclear weapons.
Cumnock Chronicle 17th Jan 2020 read more »
BAE Systems’ nuclear project in Barrow is estimated to be £129m over budget, according to a new report. Last week, the National Audit Office reported that the Ministry of Defence’s nuclear weapons project was £1.3bn over budget. The project includes sites at Raynesway, near Derby, Burghfield, in Berkshire, and Barrow. The report shows that BAE’s Barrow site has been delayed by only 1.7 years, which is the shortest delay out of the three sites. Despite the cost of delay in Barrow being smaller, there has still been a 116% rise in cost from the original budget, which was £111m when initially planned in 2016. The project is forecasted to be complete in 2022.
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