Britain continues to make a mockery of non-proliferation. Ministers and the nuclear regulators are failing to call out flawed legisation, says DAVID LOWRY. IN EVIDENCE I submitted last November to the House of Commons committee examining the Nuclear Safeguards Bill, I concluded as follows: “The UK nuclear regulator is going to be given unprecedented responsibility for policing a diplomatically contentious new arrangement, which will increase suspicion among member states of the 1968 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) — (for which Britain, as a co-drafter of the treaty text, is one of three depositary states) — which ministers pray-in-aid whenever they discuss the rationale for a UK nuclear safeguards system. However, ministers routinely cherry-pick those parts of the NPT that suit their purposes.
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