Interviewed by Kate Hudson from CND


by Sunny
23rd September, 2010 at 9:42 am    

I was interviewed by Kate Hudson of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament this week. Talked about why I decided to join the Labour party and how we should fight the cuts.
The interview is done by Reality Radio – who focus on politics related interviews.

(I apologise in advance for you having to see my face on the thing above. Not by my design, honest)


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  1. cjcjc — on 23rd September, 2010 at 9:59 am  

    Would this be the same Kate Hudson whose commitment to nuclear disarmament includes support for Iran’s nuclear ambitions?

    http://shirazsocialist.wordpress.com/2009/09/27/lest-we-forget-cnd-stalinist-hudson-supports-iran-socialist-worker-2006/

  2. Arif — on 23rd September, 2010 at 10:50 am  

    cjcjc – as your link shows, this is the same Kate Hudson whose commitment to nuclear disarmament includes holding countries to their obligations under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty.

    You can argue/spin that the NPT is a pro-nuclear weapons treaty and condemn her on that basis (is that the basis of your argument?) but she is just pointing out that under the NPT signatories are allowed/will be supported to develop peaceful nuclear energy.

    Given that accusations of developing nuclear weapons, despite no evidence being found by IAEA inspectors, were part of the basis of a recent aggressive war, it would be very odd for someone from the peace movement to ignore the same aggressors using the same arguments with the same lack of evidence against another country.

    More broadly, even if Iran was breaking the NPT, I don’t think CND should suggest war as the solution, any more than it should be for other countries which can be interpreted as breaking the NPT. It should call for citizens to mobilise to get their governments to adhere to the NPT, disarm and find peaceful solutions to conflicts. Wouldn’t you agree?

  3. Arif — on 23rd September, 2010 at 11:21 am  

    Nice to hear the interview, by the way Sunny.

    Funny how you say “we” when talking about (new) Labour policies before the election. You have a complex relation to tribal politics which welcomes the new freedom for ex-Ministers to say what they really think and open debates in the Labour Party, but want the US Democrats to be totally disciplined to avoid divide and rule by Republicans. Once a new leader is elected, what level of loyalty is due to them?

    I think a strategy of Labour suggesting alternative cuts you suggest could be quite good for the political left. It is interesting how it is easier for a Tory/Lib Dem Government to open the possibility of dropping trident than it was for the Labour Party, and some of its behaviour (reaching out to Muslims and perhaps ending wars) may be easier to do from the right than it is from the left. Labour could cherry pick the cuts they approve of, and replace the ones they do not with tax rises to share the burden fairly in society.

  4. Sunny — on 23rd September, 2010 at 3:18 pm  

    which welcomes the new freedom for ex-Ministers to say what they really think and open debates in the Labour Party, but want the US Democrats to be totally disciplined to avoid divide and rule by Republicans

    Haha, very true.

    I’m happy with people saying what they want, as long as they vote with the party on agenda that is on the party manifesto.. I think.

    I agree about Trident – funny how that decision didn’t attract the howls it would have under a Labour government.

    Lastly, there’s little point explaining these things to cjcjc – these lot are only interested in smearing.

  5. Rumbold — on 23rd September, 2010 at 4:40 pm  

    I just like your cool new face tattoo (I haven’t watched the video yet).

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