Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is planning to attend a march in London against nuclear weapons at the weekend, alongside the SNP’s Nicola Sturgeon, Plaid Cymru’s Leanne Wood and Caroline Lucas of the Green party.
Guardian 25th Feb 2016 read more »
Labour’s internal row over the future of the UK’s nuclear deterrent system has reignited after it emerged that Jeremy Corbyn would address a large rally of Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) supporters on 27 February. Labour deputy leader Tom Watson intervened in the debate during a speech to the EEF national manufacturing conference. “I’m in favour of a continuous at sea nuclear deterrent. My party’s policy favours a continuous at sea nuclear deterrent,” he told the Westminster audience. “Our trade unions, who represent thousands of workers in the 450 companies who form the supply chain that make it, are in favour of Trident.” He added: “You may have read that this view is not shared by all our MPs. But I have made it clear to David Cameron that if he honours his promise of a vote on Trident I will support it.
IB Times 24th Feb 2016 read more »