Event Date: 15th February 2024
Location: Internet 6:30 - 7:30
Exposed! The secret US/UK nuclear weapons agreement – a CND and Declassified UK webinar
CND and Declassified UK invite you to join our upcoming webinar exploring the murky treaty linking the US and Britain’s nuclear weapons. In place since 1958, the Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA) oversees the transfer of nuclear technologies that enable Britain to maintain and modernise its nuclear arsenal.
Renewed every ten years, the MDA is up for extension in 2024 – but won’t come with any parliamentary oversight or scrutiny! With global tensions at their highest in decades and nuclear powers upgrading their nuclear arsenals, it’s important that a spotlight is shone on this secretive relationship.
This webinar will explore the origins of the MDA, examine why Britain needs to end its nuclear relationship with the US, and discuss what we need to do internationally to push for global nuclear disarmament.
With guest speakers: Richard Norton-Taylor (Declassified UK and former longtime security and defence editor of The Guardian); Baroness Natalie Bennett (Green Party); and Mark Curtis (Declassified UK). Chaired by Kate Hudson from CND.
For any queries please contact [email protected].
CND and Declassified UK invite you to this webinar to find out more about the Mutual Defence Agreement (MDA), a little known US/UK treaty that controls their nuclear collaboration.
It’s on the agenda now because it’s coming up for renewal in parliament later this year. It has to be challenged! The treaty was agreed in secret by the UK and US in 1958 to allow for the transfer of information relating to nuclear technology and US-UK collaboration over their nuclear weapons programmes. The MDA is essential to the replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system, yet there is no effective parliamentary or public scrutiny of the deal. At this dangerous time in world affairs, this is yet another destabilising move by the government – and we have to challenge it.
We will examine why the government should be forced to end the secret nuclear relationship with the US and work instead with the international community to get rid of nuclear weapons.
With guest speakers including Richard Norton-Taylor (Declassified UK and former longtime security and defence editor of The Guardian); and Mark Curtis (Declassified UK).
For any queries please contact [email protected]