The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in the House of Lords

Last week, the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons made it into the House of Lords when Baroness Sue Miller asked a question about the UK Government’s support of the Treaty.

The Government reiterated its commitment to a long-term goal of nuclear disarmament, but also stated that they would be maintaining Trident as long as ‘the global security situation demands.’

The Lord Bishop of St Albans said this:

Can the Minister comment on the moral inconsistency, whereby we have rightly taken a stand on outlawing cluster bombs and landmines but not outlawing nuclear weapons, which, as we know, are far more destructive when they are used?

Read the full debate here.

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