The Methodist Church has been outspoken in its opposition to a replacement of the Trident nuclear submarines. Renewal of Trident is incompatible with the UK's desire to encourage global nuclear non-proliferation.

Trident is likely to cost the UK a staggering 3.7 billion per year over the next 15 years. In addition to moral and ethical concerns, there are also serious economic arguments against renewing it. Trident is a large drain on our budget with very little to show for it. Consequently we would all be better off without Trident.

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