Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, summarises how science and technology are used to pursue military aims in the UK - within government, industry and universities. He highlights the problems this causes and the need for change.
Presentation at the Peace Pledge Union 2016 AGM, London; online publication: 21 June 2016
Scientists for Global Responsibility has submitted a response to the Labour Party's Defence Review. As in our response to recent government reviews, we argued that the UK needs to place much more emphasis on the use of scientific and technical resources for tackling the root causes of conflict, including climate change and economic inequality, rather than prioritising the development, deployment, use and export of yet more weapons technologies. We especially criticise the UK's continued deployment of nuclear weapons, and plans for a new system.