The Labour Party manifesto has now been published. Its policy on nuclear weapons states: Labour supports the renewal of the Trident nuclear deterrent. As a nuclear-armed power, our country has a responsibility to fulfil our obligations under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Labour will lead multilateral efforts with international partners and the UN to create a nuclear-free world This will come as a huge disappointment to many voters and CND supporters. Labour’s policy on nuclear weapons is in accordance with the status quo, representing no change from what has gone before. At a time when a majority of countries are supporting a fresh initiative at the UN to negotiate a nuclear ban treaty, it is very disappointing that the Labour Party has made no reference to engaging with this process. There is a glimmer of hope from Labour’s planned Strategic Defence and Security Review.
CND 17th May 2017 read more »
A vehicle in a convoy carrying nuclear warheads sparked safety fears when it broke down on the M40. Campaign group Nukewatch said the transportation signalled a “disturbing disregard for public safety”. An escort vehicle travelling with the convoy, which was carrying four nuclear warheads, was forced to stop on the hard shoulder of the M40 near junction nine at around 11am on Monday.
Birmingham Mail 17th May 2017 read more »