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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
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 [email protected] or using this link. ICAN's website will let the world see what Scottish Parliamentarians think.
The form is here
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.