Caroline Lucas: Britain's boycott of nuclear ban is 'scandalous'

6 October 2017

Caroline Lucas, co-leader of the Green Party, has welcomed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to the International Campaign to Ban Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

Lucas said: “This shouldn't come as a surprise. ICAN’s work on the international treaty to ban nuclear weapons is groundbreaking, and needed now more than ever.

"The fact that Britain has been actively boycotting this process is scandalous. Ministers should be hanging their heads in shame for working against this Nobel Prize winning movement. 

"The majority of the world's nations are behind this ban. Britain must now join them.”

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