Global nuclear ban: tell Theresa May to ban the bomb

 

The United Nations adopted a historic international treaty banning nuclear weapons in July 2017.

122 countries voted in favour. The new treaty will make it illegal under international law to develop, test, produce, manufacture, acquire, possess, stockpile, transfer, use or threaten to use nuclear weapons. It also makes it illegal to assist or encourage anyone to engage in these activities. The UK government refused to participate and even issued a statement attacking the treaty.

It takes just two minutes to write your own letter to Theresa May to urge the government to sign the treaty. Pressure at this critical time could reverse the government's decision.

 

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Keeping the pressure on the government

Thousands of CND supporters wrote to the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, urging the UK government to take part in the negotiations. On Wednesday 1 March CND General Secretary Kate Hudson was joined by Chair of Parliamentary CND Caroline Lucas MP and SNP MPs Kirsten Oswald and Tommy Sheppard to deliver the postcards to the Foreign Office.

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Later that day CND took the message into Parliament, with supporters coming from across the country to talk to their MPs about the importance of the negotiations and the urgent need for the UK to commit to attending and playing a constructive role. The clear message from MPs across the political spectrum, including Conservatives, was that if the government is serious about being committed to multilateral efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons, they must attend the UN negotiations which aim to bring it about.

In addition to those meetings, MPs came to show their support for the campaign, including Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell.

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The Day of Action ended with a public meeting addressed by MPs Caroline Lucas, Kirsten Oswald and Kelvin Hopkins, alongside CND Vice-Presidents Rebecca Johnson and Bruce Kent. 

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