Boris Johnson plan for more nuclear warheads at Faslane ‘breaks international law’. A legal opinion of Boris Johnson’s pledge to increase the number of warheads has found it breaks the UK’s long-held commitment to limit nuclear weapons. A legal opinion by two academics at the London School of Economics has concluded it is inconsistent with the UK Government’s support for the Treaty on Non-Proliferation, which is supposed to limit the increase of nuclear warheads around the world. The review by Professor Christine Chinkin, a long-time consultant for the UN, and Dr Louise Arimatsu, a former fellow at the NATO Cyber Defense Centre, concludes the increase constitutes a breach of article six of the treaty. The academics were commissioned to examine the Tory Government pledge by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
Daily Record 18th May 2021 read more »
Ban nuclear weapons says Glasgow City Council as councillors urge UK Government to scrap Trident. Councillors have backed a motion which supports the Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons – and urges the government to scrap plans to replace its Trident nuclear arsenal.
Glasgow Live 17th May 2021 read more »