LETTER: Go on, condemn a little more

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WHY indeed has Britain abandoned its Commonwealth friends in their resistance against French nuclear testing? It is good that Michael Sheridan has at last asked this question publicly ("Pacific fallout tests Britain", 17 September).

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office might remember mainstream government policy. We are now "to condemn a little more". And crime, environmental or otherwise, can be committed by act or omission - there is no right to silence over such a crucial issue. Even if government departments cannot maintain consistency in thought, I am sure the general public will.

Dr Christopher Williams

Environmental Victims Project, Global Security Programme, University of Cambridge