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The United Kingdom plans to violate the NPT

The UK Government announced on 16 March that it will massively increase its nuclear arsenal and thus its military ability to obliterate cities around the world. The plan constitutes a clear violation of the 1968 Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (the NPT), and the UK’s allies within and outside NATO should move quickly to condemn it.

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Stuart Casey-Maslen

Honorary Professor, University of Pretoria

Contributor to the Nuclear Weapons Ban Monitor

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Convoys with nuclear weapons are frequently spotted as they move through Scotland. In this photo from 2016, a convoy had been stopped by then 77 year-old Brian Quail, who laid down in front of it in the village Balloch. Photo: John Ainslie, Scottish CND