House of Lords report on the NPT

The House of Lords International Relations Committee has published its long-awaited report titled “Rising nuclear risk, disarmament and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty”. Christian CND made a submission to the inquiry which says the level of nuclear risk has increased. The report states that “We are dangerously close to a world without arms control agreements, which

Panama ratifies the Nuclear Ban Treaty

Panama has become the latest state to ratify the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, which was agreed at the United Nations with the support of 122 states in July 2017. Panama is the 23rd state to ratify the Treaty, joining other Central American states including Mexico, Guyana and Costa Rica in doing so.

MoD criticised for cost of storing nuclear submarines

The Ministry of Defence has been criticised by the National Audit Office after it was revealed that £500m has been spend on storing spent nuclear submarines in Plymouth and Rosyth on the Clyde. The UK currently has twice as many nuclear submarines in storage as it has in service, with none being decommissioned since the

Anti-nuclear activists due in court

Eight activists from the Trident Ploughshares group are due in court in Reading on 23-24 April. This follows an action at Atomic Weapons Establishment Burghfield, which resulted in the entrances being blocked and those participating being arrested. AWE Burghfield is the Berkshire facility where the UK’s Trident nuclear warheads are manufactured and return for regular