CND call to government over Trident backed by Huppert

June 1, 2010 10:20 AM
Huppert and CND supporters

Julian is pictured at the gates of Downing Street with (from left) Rebecca Johnson, director of the Acronym Institute and who was a Senior Advisor to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission chaired by Dr Hans Blix (2004-2006)), Sheila Gilmore MP, Eilidh Whiteford MP and Kate Hudson, CND Chair.

Campaigners fighting to scrap Trident will take their case to the government today (Tuesday) with the backing of Cambridge MP, Julian Huppert.

Members of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament will hand in a letter to David Cameron calling on him to reduce the UK's warhead stockpile and work towards a world without nuclear weapons.

Members have welcomed the recent agreement at the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference as a further step towards the total abolition of nuclear weapons.

And they claim the government must act on the conference's resolution which calls on all nuclear weapon states to "accelerate concrete progress on the steps leading to nuclear disarmament".

"The government must ensure the forthcoming Strategic Defence and Security Review includes Trident and considers the non-nuclear option," the letter states. "We also urge the government to take concrete steps to establish the necessary framework to achieve and maintain a world without nuclear weapons."

Julian said: "I am totally supportive of the CND's action in this matter.

"Regardless of cost, I have long believed that we should not have any nuclear weapons. We don't want them, we don't need them, and it weakens our moral authority to deal with other countries who want to possess them - we look hypocritical."

What would you like to do next?