Stirling SNP MP Alyn Smith has signed the ICAN Parliamentary Pledge, supporting the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and pledging to work for the ratification of this treaty in respective countries.
Mr Smith met with members of Stirling Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) to discuss how he can support their campaign to get rid of Trident nuclear weapons.
Commenting, Mr Smith said:
‘Stirling CND have done a lot of work, protesting Trident nuclear weapons travelling through peaceful Stirling towns and villages, as well as lobbying elected representatives.‘
‘I have long since held the view that nuclear weapons are a gargantuan waste of taxpayers’ money, which could be spent on much more effective ways of benefiting our society. Far from making us safer, there is evidence to suggest that countries with nuclear weapons are actually more at risk than those without.‘
‘Nuclear weapons are barbaric; their indiscriminate nature makes them contrary to international law. Local communities across the Stirling area are sick of the sight of these highly dangerous warheads passing through in military convoys.‘
‘That’s why I was grateful to have met with the local CND, commend them for their work, and sign the ICAN pledge.‘