To: Scottish Government - Nicola Sturgeon First Minister & all MSP's

CALL FOR THE REMOVAL OF TRIDENT FROM SCOTLAND TO COMPLY WITH THE UN BAN TREATY

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CALL FOR THE REMOVAL OF TRIDENT FROM SCOTLAND TO COMPLY WITH THE UN BAN TREATY

Sign the treaty which is open for signature on September 20th and lawfully remove trident from Scottish waters under the terms of the new global treaty

Why is this important?

On the 7th of July 2017 at the UN Headquarters in New York a global treaty banning nuclear weapons was adopted by a clear majority of UN member states.
122 member states voted for it, and only one voted against.
The treaty will be open for signature by governments on September 20th 2017 and when it has been signed and ratified by fifty of the member states, those that join the treaty will be bound to prohibit any possession, use or threat with nuclear weapons.
They will also be bound by law not to assist any other state in these activities, including states that do not sign up.

The UK has said that it will not sign.

Please request that your MSP and/or First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speak out firmly and publicly to the UK Government before the 20th September, and declare that Trident is even less welcome in Scotland when its legitimacy is challenged across the world.

When you write to your MP or MSP, here is an easy ask. Ahead of the negotiations for the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) enlisted support from 856 parliamentarians in 42 countries.

Now ICAN is seeking parliamentarians' support the new Parliamentary Pledge – a commitment to work for the signature and ratification of the treaty.

This is an ideal tool for us in Scotland to exerting pressure on the UK government who failed to participate in the negotiations and to highlight the wall to wall opposition to nuclear weapons in Scotland .

Parliamentarians at Westminster or Holyrood can add their names to the Pledge by emailing info@icanw.org or using this link. ICAN's website will let the world see what Scottish Parliamentarians think.

The form is here

http://www.icanw.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Parliamentary-Pledge.pdf?mc_cid=3b0ad99bfc&mc_eid=3b378b7aa3

It's just over a month until the treaty opens for signature. Let's work hard to have a large number of parliamentarians on board by then.

http://www.greenpeace.org/international/en/news/Blogs/makingwaves/nuclear-weapons-banned-historic-UN-treaty/blog/59807/?utm_campaign=Twitter&utm_source=Link&utm_medium=US

http://www.cnduk.org/images/stories/Trident_and_International_Law.pdf

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Reasons for signing

  • I want Trident out of our waters
  • NHS desperately needs funding, people using food banks to survive, funding cuts for the disabled - the list goes on ..and yet Westminster determined to spend billions on a weapon that no one ever dare use! Complete madness!
  • people going to foodbanks and still we pay billions to have weapons of mass destruction on our doorstep, that's just wrong on so many levels

Updates

2017-08-12 18:56:56 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-08-11 07:23:36 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-07-27 20:10:54 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-07-20 17:53:14 +0100

50 of the 100 signatures already thank you Erik K for bringing us to the half way mark
idealistically 100s of thousands would be better on this as well as it being a global petition on all governments to adhere to the will of the people and sign the treaty this September
way to go you lot :)

2017-07-20 17:51:07 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-07-20 11:55:27 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-07-20 09:34:46 +0100

10 signatures reached