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Holyrood Motion to support global nuclear weapons ban

Scottish CND welcomes Holyrood motion supporting an international nuclear weapons ban 

Lodged By: Alison Johnstone

Date Lodged: 13/10/2016

Title: Time for a Nuclear Weapon-free World

Motion Text:

That the Parliament welcomes the recommendation from the UN Security Council’s Open-Ended Working Group on Nuclear Disarmament (OEWG) calling for a UN conference in 2017 to negotiate a treaty to ban nuclear weapons and lead to their complete elimination; deeply regrets the UK’s absence from the OEWG’s talks; considers that the Scottish Parliament and citizens of Scotland have stood against the possession of nuclear weapons, including opposing the recent Trident renewal; regrets that Scotland is unable to participate in the OEWG’s negotiations; supports action by states such as Ireland, Austria, South Africa, Nigeria and New Zealand to submit an additional supporting resolution to the First Committee of the UN, and recognises that the Scottish Government's efforts to dissuade the UK Government from supporting Trident are in line with the majority of states participating in the OEWG.

Comments  

#1 Moira paton 2016-10-17 09:15
Scotland can do this!
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#2 Alistair MacKichan 2016-10-17 19:45
I support this motion going before the Holyrood Parliament, and hope it will be resoundingly accepted. I realise that major Westminster parties represened at Holyrood, Conservatives and Labour, import pro Nuclear Weapons thinking into our Parliament: the intellectual justification for these policies and ideas is lacking in substance or credibility, and I would invite the will of the Scottish people to be considered and thoughtfully respected afresh. I hope that the new International initiative will be closely followed from Holyrood, and that its proclamation will shame current thinking of both Conservative and Labour representatives in Scotland. I wish this motion success.
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