CND welcomes the decision taken by Scottish Labour today to oppose the replacement of Trident, the UK’s nuclear weapons system.

Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said:

“Scottish Labour’s decision to oppose Trident replacement is another nail in the coffin of the UK’s nuclear weapons system. This decision means that 75% of people in Scotland voted for parties which oppose the nuclear weapons system hosted at Faslane and Coulport.”

“It is yet another sign that the cold war Labour-Tory consensus on nuclear weapons has been broken. Forward looking politicians are realising that what the public want are 21st century answers to the real security challenges we face, not well over £100bn spent on a cold war relic.”

“Jeremy Corbyn won an enormous mandate to lead the Labour Party in a new direction opposing nuclear weapons. His commitment to Defence Diversification has made much greater unity against Trident possible. Scottish Labour’s decision is a vote of confidence from the grassroots for this new direction.”