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It’s nuke one, purl one
11:00am Tuesday 15th July 2014 in News
CAMPAIGNERS knitted a 230-metre-long scarf to show solidarity against Britain’s nuclear weapons programme.
Activists from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and Oxford’s Lush store joined with Wool Against Weapons to knit the garment, which stretched along Cornmarket Street on Sunday.
On August 9, it will be part of a seven-mile scarf which campaigners from across the UK will link between the Atomic Weapons Establishment sites in Aldermaston and Burghfield in Berkshire.
The cost of renewing Britain’s Trident nuclear weapons programme is estimated to cost between £15bn and £34bn.
Manager of Oxford’s Lush store in Cornmarket Street, James Atherton, said he thought the money could be better spent elsewhere.
He said: “We really want to send a strong message to the Government about the nuclear weapons programme.
“We could scrap student tuition fees for 30 years with that money, so there’s so much that could be done.”