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Proxenia
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@Proxenia edited manifesto/military.md - over 6 years ago

Nuclear Disarmament

The UK should commit to not renewing the Trident Nuclear Deterrent in order to ensure it can afford sufficent conventional defence forces.

The United Kingdom should take a role as international leader in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, beginning with a promise to discontinue its own existing nuclear arsenal following any reforms of its conventional forces necessary for the United Kingdom to meet its security needs and international obligations. The United Kingdom should be resolutely opposed to horizontal and vertical nuclear proliferation in all forms and lead by example in pursuit of a world free of nuclear warheads and delivery mechanisms.

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Proxenia

@Proxenia - over 6 years ago

The United Kingdom should take a role as international leader in pursuit of global nuclear disarmament, beginning with a promise to discontinue its own existing nuclear arsenal following any reforms of its conventional forces necessary for the United Kingdom to meet its security needs and international obligations. The United Kingdom should be resolutely opposed to horizontal and vertical nuclear proliferation in all forms and lead by example in pursuit of a world free of nuclear warheads and delivery mechanisms.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 6 years ago

You got my vote 👍

Floppy

@Floppy - over 6 years ago

Agreed here as well 👍

Only one question. Would "nuclear proliferation in all forms" be read as including nuclear energy? The two are often conflated, but I wouldn't want to suggest that we're anti-nuclear power. We can add a clarifying word later though, no problem.

frankieroberto

@frankieroberto - over 6 years ago

Looks good to me. I think it's worth leaving in something about not renewing Trident though, as that's a very clear commitment. I'd worry that "following any reforms of its conventional forces" leaves open the possibility for this process to take ages too.

philipjohn

@philipjohn - over 6 years ago

@frankieroberto Fancy proposing that Trident bit in a separate PR?