In January 2017, Democratic Senator Ed Markey and Representative Ted Lieu introduced the Restricting First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act 2017 in both houses of Congress. Should the UK follow suit?
UK Nuclear Weapons Policy and Diplomacy
Executive Director of BASIC, Paul Ingram, recently authored a piece in the Huffington Post during the launch of BASIC’s new report with UNA-UK, Meaningful Multilateralism: 30 Nuclear Disarmament Proposals for the Next UK Government.
In Meaningful Multilateralism, BASIC and UNA–UK offer 30 multilateral disarmament proposals for the incoming UK Government after the General Election on the 8th June, themed according to three types of leadership the UK has previously shown in disarmament.
The UK Government has inhibited the International Court of Justice (ICJ) from ruling on cases about nuclear weapons or nuclear disarmament, including if it uses Trident against another country.
Executive Director of BASIC, Paul Ingram, recently authored a piece in the Huffington Post in response to the late surfacing of the June Trident test failure. Paul explores the inescapable truth that human and technological errors could occur at any time and heavily questions the governments attempts to conceal this latest failing, which in a real-life situation could have been catastrophic.
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British MPs have thrown their support behind the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons programme. BASIC's executive director, Paul Ingram, was interviewed after the outcome of the Parliamentary vote, arguing that the issue will remain controversial. Watch the interview on Aljazeera's website here: http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/does-the-uk-need-a-nuclea…