If a US moratorium does start on 1 October, Britain will have no choice but to follow suit. As a minimum let us now make a virtue out of necessity and, 47 years after the events of August 1945, announce at least a temporary end to our testing.
There could be no clearer signal to the non-nuclear signatories of the NPT, and to those who have not signed it, that we are seriously pursuing our obligation under Article 6 to work towards 'nuclear disarmament'.
International Peace Bureau
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