TLG Briefing

Top Level Group briefing on Trident and the Main Gate

On Wednesday 18 November the Top Level Group welcomed a group of MPs and Lords for a briefing on Trident and the Main Gate decision. The briefing was chaired by TLG convenor, Dame Margaret Beckett MP, and included briefings from TLG member Baroness Williams of Crosby, former Foreign Secretary Sir Malcolm Rifkind and RUSI Director Professor Mike Clarke.

The speakers offered their thoughts on the major issues facing MPs as they approach the decision on whether or not to renew the UK’s nuclear deterrent, and then took questions from the audience on a range of technical and political topics.

On the passing of Geoffrey Howe

It is with great sadness that the Top Level Group notes the passing of Geoffrey, Lord Howe of Aberavon. Lord Howe was an active and much respected member of the Group, committed to the causes of multilateral nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation. Our thoughts are with his family, friends and colleagues.