Very pleased to chair this important meeting earlier, in my role as Chair of Parliamentary CND.
We heard from two highly respected academic lawyers, Professor Christine Chinkin and Dr Louise Arimatsu. Their findings show a clear breach of Article VI of the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. In simple terms, they outlined that, according to their Legal Opinion published today, the UK's nuclear warhead increase is illegal under international law.
So, nuclear weapons are not only immoral, but illegal too. That is before we consider the outrageous amounts of money being spent on them which would be far better spent elsewhere, and the fact that in terms of responding to any military threats we face, they are utterly useless.
There is no place for weapons of mass destruction on the Clyde, in Scotland, or anywhere else for that matter.
Yioyu can read more on the Opinion here: https://cnduk.org/cnd-legal-opinion-on-increasing-the.../