CND firm 2

Letter by Pat Allen, secretary, London CND

ImageWith reference to the letter critical of CND published in your last issue (PN 2542), I think it a pity that the writer was not present at our last national conference where the whole matter was debated.

A motion which sought to limit CND to its core issues was on the agenda but found support from no-one except the mover!

In practice, if we are to achieve a nuclear-free world we cannot ignore Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, Palestine, etc. Neither should we ignore risks arising from nuclear power.

As for London’s public forum last November, I think it no bad thing if the speaker expressed a controversial point of view – much better than being bland and soporific, I’d say. Our principle has always been to welcome all points of view and I trust that we can continue in this spirit.