Benjamin Wells, recently graduated from the University of Bradford, said before leaving yesterday: "We hope that there will be hundreds of other protesters from around the country at the Big Blockade with us on Monday to demonstrate against the undemocratic actions of the government. Anti-nuclear protests will continue until Britain starts abiding by the non-proliferation treaty."
In February, the British government agreed in principle to replace its fleet of 4 Nuclear-armed submarines and their weapons systems at a cost of £100 billion, however it has yet to agree specifics or sign contracts. Continuing would mean breaking the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, which Britain is demanding Iran and North Korea to abide by.
The Bradford Faslane 365 group first blockaded the base on 16th October 2006, with several chaining themselves together using a large peace symbol. Members of the group returned on 23rd March 2007 and glued themselves together in the middle of the road, shutting the main entrance for around 2 hours.