62 people from in and around Knighton have signed the PICAT letter to the Secretary of State for Defence. It was posted today on 1st October 2015 from Knighton as a ‘sign for letter’ which means that we can track when it is signed on receipt in Whitehall.
The Magistrates Court that we will eventually approach will be in Llandrindod Wells, Powys. We approached people individually for their support and signatures as it is difficult in our area for people to get to meetings.
On 3rd October we sent the following email to our MP with a pdf copy of the letter to the Secretary of Sate for Defence,
declaration and signatures of all 62 people. We copied it to the local press and also sent it to various other people inour area to make sure our action is noted.
The email read:-
Dear Chris Davies M.P,
I have attached a copy of a letter many of your constituents have just sent to the Secretary of State for Defence. I hope you will understand our anguish at the possibility that even a threat to use nuclear weapons is an assault on our humanity, completely unethical and also in breach of international humanitarian law. 62 local people in and around Knighton, have signed this letter but this is just a
tiny percentage of those that would have signed it if we had collected signatures on a petition and does give an indication of the level of concern locally.
We are hoping that the Secretary of State for Defence will sign the Declaration agreeing to be bound by international humanitarian law
and thus ensuring that the Trident nuclear weapon system could never be used.
Yours sincerely, Angie Zelter, Knighton Action for Peace and Justice,
6 Church St, Knighton, LD7 1AG.
We will keep PICAT posted on developments.