Anti-nuclear campaigner, Bruce Kent, brings crusade to Darlington

Veteran peace campaigner Bruce Kent

Veteran peace campaigner Bruce Kent

First published in News Darlington and Stockton Times: Photograph of the Author by , Reporter (Darlington)

ONE of Britain’s best-known peace campaigners has brought his anti-nuclear crusade to the North-East.

Veteran peace campaigner and retired Catholic priest, Bruce Kent, spoke to crowds at the Friends’ Meeting House, in Darlington, as part of his No Faith in Trident tour.

The 84-year-old highlighted the cost of Trident – Britain’s nuclear weapons system – as well as the legal and moral issues involved with nuclear weapons.

He said: “It is about getting people all around the country active in opposing the spending of £100billion on more nuclear weapons, which could instead be spent on the NHS, good education and other services.

“We should be getting rid of nuclear weapons which make the country more dangerous, not safer.

“The thing that matters the most to me is when people go home after my talk and do something about it, like write to their local MP or newspaper.”

Mr Kent was chair and general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) throughout the 1980s, and was formerly chair of War on Want.

He remains an active anti-nuclear and anti-war campaigner.

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10:27pm Wed 23 Apr 14

behonest says...

Yarm gets Nigel Farage and we get a left-wing, CND, religious nutcase. I know where I'd have preferred to have a pint today.
Yarm gets Nigel Farage and we get a left-wing, CND, religious nutcase. I know where I'd have preferred to have a pint today. behonest
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11:56am Thu 24 Apr 14

Count Jim Moriarty says...

Yarm gets a ludicrous bigot, Darlington gets a good, honest, sensible and principled campaigner. I know which I'd prefer!
Yarm gets a ludicrous bigot, Darlington gets a good, honest, sensible and principled campaigner. I know which I'd prefer! Count Jim Moriarty
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8:57pm Thu 24 Apr 14

behonest says...

Darlington get a good, honest, sensible and principled campaigner? You've misread the article - Farage went to Yarm.
Darlington get a good, honest, sensible and principled campaigner? You've misread the article - Farage went to Yarm. behonest
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