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 E-mail from Sarah Teversham, Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND)

    —  The Non-Proliferation Treaty has been effective in preventing the spread of nuclear weapons to other countries.

    —  However it has failed totally in its aim of ridding the world of nuclear weapons; the nuclear states, far from getting rid of their nuclear arsenals, are modernising them; the UK could take a world lead in honouring its commitments under Article 6 of the NPT and abandoning its 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 race.

29 September 2008

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