“From coronavirus to environmental destruction to economic inequality, we face threats that the war machine cannot fix, & can only worsen.”Jeremy Corbyn.
Jeremy Corbyn used a speech at the Stop the War Coalition AGM today to make the case for the labour movement taking a stand against nuclear weapons and US-led wars of intervention.
Speaking to Labour Outlook he said, “The public consensus is changing. One hundred and twenty countries have signed the Treaty on the Prevention of Nuclear Weapons at the UN this year.”
In his speech at the AGM, Jeremy pointed out how three out of five people in the UK think we should join them, and four out of five people support a total ban on all nuclear weapons globally.
Jeremy added, “Something else has happened. People have begun to understand where the real threats to our security are.
From coronavirus to environmental destruction to economic inequality, we face threats that the war machine cannot fix, and can only worsen.”
Yesterday saw Labour members across the country oppose the Party’s leadership decision to say support for nuclear weapons was not negotiable, including Emma Dent Coad and Diane Abbott MP in interviews with this publication.
As Jeremy said at the AGM, “Real security is public health. Real security is education. Real security is being able to eat. Real security is providing decent jobs in a fair economy, jobs that tackle challenges like climate change... [that can lead to] a world free from racism, poverty and war.”
- Jeremy Corbyh has been a long-term supporter of both the Stop the War Coalition and the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. His newly founded Peace and Justice Project is expected to campaign against the arms trade, militarism, and nuclear proliferation as part of its international justice work.