14 April 2014, UK-Reading

On Monday 14th April, as part of GDAMS – the Global Day of Action on Military Spending – Action AWE  ran a ‘People’s Budget’ game, asking members of the public how they would move the money being wasted on Trident, and handed out leaflets. People were very much split on whether education, the NHS, jobs in green energy or housing were their top priorities – but crucially, no one who played the game wanted to see £100 billion wasted on Trident!

Events like this proved really useful for getting the word out about Aldermaston and Burghfield, too; most people  were against replacing Trident, but very few connected this up with the billions being spent every year at the Atomic Weapons Establishment, even though it is just a few miles down the road.