Each of the eight National Policy Forum commissions are conducting policy consultations. Launched on 4 June, the consultation ends on 30 June. Now’s the time to make your views known.
The International Policy Commission (IPC) covers foreign, international development, and defence policy. Shadow Foreign Secretary Lisa Nandy attends IPC meetings together with Preet Gill and John Healey, Shadow International Development and Defence Secretaries. Our readers will be intrigued to know that the unpopular and outdated ‘humanitarian military intervention’ of the New Labour era is being mooted again. Read Championing internationalism in the post-coronavirus world, the IPC consultation and respond.
How to take part
Each policy commission has its own page on the Labour Policy Forum website, where you can read submissions, comment and vote to agree or disagree with them, and make your own views known.
Using the drop-down menu, you can access – a searchable list of NPF reps – consultation documents – policy statements by the Labour Party, and – a postal address for sending submissions for cdes without internet access
You don’t have to be a party member or organisation to take part. Individual members of the public or outside organisations can also read the material and make submissions. Anyone visit the NPF site and view the content To participate though, you must register or log in.
Read Championing internationalism in the post-coronavirus world here Take a look at Labour’s Policy Forum website here
On 29 May, the first anniversary of Walter Wolfgang’s death, Labour CND hosted a commemoration of his life with Jeremy Corbyn and friends. The live zoom meeting was over-subscribed. If you were one of those unlucky few who didnt get access, or if you’re hearing about it for the first time, you can watch the celebration of Walter’s long and active life below.
Getting used to the new normal for campaigning, or simply getting zoomed out? We know not everyone has time for two or three zoom calls a week, so Labour CND and London CND have joined forces to bring you a series of short video briefings on nuclear disarmament and foreign policy topics.
Every Friday evening at 6pm, London CND uploads a new video. Tonight’s is from CND’s Sara Medi on the NPT process. There are 9 videos in the series so far including: – A new threat to the Palestinian people – The new START Treaty – Arms Exports Controls – China and Covid19
Check out what’s available here Visit CND UK to see what else is available
We simply cannot go back to business as usual in the post-Covid era – and that includes the proliferation of weapons and wars that claim thousands of lives, says Fabian Hamilton in a message recorded for Labour CND.
The Tory government’s risk assessment warned that health pandemics were a major threat to Britain’s security, nuclear attack wasn’t. So why are we spending £205 billion on Trident when the NHS is chronically underfunded askes Labour CND Secretary, Ruth Brown in a recent letter to the Financial Times.