Anti-nuclear campaigners have responded to Labour’s 2019 manifesto. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Labour’s manifesto is a missed opportunity to address the growing threat of nuclear war, a threat as serious and urgent as the climate crisis. “The manifesto commits a future Labour government to the old cold war status quo on nuclear weapons. Replacing the Trident submarines – at a cost of at least £205 billion -means Britain possessing nuclear weapons for many decades to come, weapons which are already rendered obsolete as a result of technological advances, new forms of warfare and changing security threats.
CND 21st Nov 2019 read more »
Nicola Sturgeon confirms she would not use nuclear weapons.
Scotsman 21st Nov 2019 read more »
One of the few policies put forward by Mr Foot [in 1983] that has yet to be adopted by either Labour or the Tories was his central, and hugely controversial, pledge to scrap Britain’s nuclear deterrent. However, polling shows that public opinion is moving in that direction, so even that may just be a question of time.
Times 21st Nov 2019 read more »