E-mail from Janet Phipps
The Non-Proliferation Treaty has
been effective in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons to
However the P5 far from honouring
their commitments under Article 6 of the NPT, are modernising
their nuclear arsenals.
Unless there is genuine movement
on the part of the P5, the NPT is in danger of collapse.
The UK could take a world lead in
honouring its commitments under Article 6 and abandoning
plans to renew Trident.
The agreement to site US missile
defence interceptors in Poland has produced a predictably dangerous
response from Russia.
The UK should refuse to allow the
US to use the Yorkshire bases of Fylingdales and Menwith Hill
for the US missile defence system, which is leading to a new arms
25 August 2008