Edinburgh Green Party councillor Chas Booth is sitting on a road this afternoon along with Patrick Harvie MSP, the Green co-convener. You will have seen him on the TV news earlier.

Chas Booth said: “Weapons of mass destruction are obscene at any time, but wasting billions of pounds on Trident while cutting services for the most vulnerable is doubly obscene.”

“As a councillor I have seen first hand the pressure on essential services such as schools, community centres and swimming pools in my ward. I cannot sit idly by as services for the most vulnerable are threatened with cuts while billions are wasted on new nuclear bombs. That’s why I’ve taken peaceful action against Trident today – to draw attention to the obscenity of spending money on new nuclear bombs.”