News in Brief

At the end of September, Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn sparked a political storm by confirming that he would not authorise the use of nuclear weapons if elected prime minister.

In October, Corbyn joined a select handful of people to become a vice-president of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). (The only president CND ever had was Bertrand Russell.)

In November, Corbyn’s effort to overturn Labour policy on nuclear weapons was boosted by the Scottish Labour party, which voted not to replace the Trident nuclear submarine system (and to ‘diversify’ while guaranteeing the jobs of workers currently engaged in the submarine industry).