The time has come for Labour CND activists to talk about Trident and nuclear disarmament at their next constituency meeting.
The Labour Party has published its final year policy consultation documents for the election manifesto and the Britain’s Global Role document restates a commitment to Trident replacement unless the party is ‘convinced otherwise’. This is our task.
The window of opportunity for constituency parties and affiliates to submit amendments by 13th June.
Amendments will be considered by National Policy Forum (NPF) members and discussed in July at the final meeting of the NPF before Annual Conference.
Labour CND amendment to the Britain’s Global Role document
DELETE LINES 41-48 AND REPLACE WITH:
Labour is committed to achieving global nuclear disarmament and welcomes growing discussion of the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons by fellow states.
We recognise the success of past international bans in delegitimising weapons of mass destruction such as landmines, cluster munitions, and chemical and biological weapons and support a similar process to ban nuclear weapons, as a complementary and necessary mechanism to our disarmament commitment under the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
Labour will decommission rather than replace Trident. Labour will re-direct Trident spending to where it best serves our Society. Labour will develop an industrial plan to make use of the skills of those workers in the sector.
CLPs may submit up to ten amendments by 13th June.
Individuals can post a personal submission to the YourBritain site.
- Discuss and submit Labour CND’s amendment via your CLP.
- Post a personal submission to the Labour Party YourBritain policy site.
- Read the original Britain’s Global Role document.
- Read the Labour Party guide to NPF submissions.
- Please copy details of amendments submitted to Britain’s Global Role to firstname.lastname@example.org