Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Moray’s MP Angus Robertson today marked the 70th anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima by calling for the ‘incomparable devastation’ never to be repeated – and for a world free of all nuclear weapons.

The first use of an atomic bomb in war took place on August 6 1945 when US air forces dropped a bomb on Hiroshima, which killed up to 180,000 people and destroyed 13 square kilometres of the city. A further bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki three days later and killed between 50,000 and 100,000 people.

Angus Robertson MP said:

“It is a pleasure to support CND in calling for the horrors of Hiroshima never to be repeated. The anniversary of the bombing is an important time to reflect on the human cost of using nuclear weapons.”

“By taking a stand on these immoral, destructive and abhorrent weapons of mass destruction we can set a powerful example on the world stage – with the potential to influence others and set the agenda across the globe.

“History will judge our generation on how we respond to the issue of weapons of mass destruction.   The SNP has been clear that nuclear weapons are a moral and economic disgrace – and it’s time for the UK Government to listen to public opinion and the view of the international community and do the same.”

Kate Hudson, General Secretary of CND said:

“We are pleased that [NAME] MP is joining CND in commemorating the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing. The scale of the devastation caused by nuclear weapons, together with the disastrous consequences of radiation on human and all forms of life, make these weapons uniquely terrible and destructive. The world must resolve never to allow the scenes of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to be repeated.”