Selling or Selling Out Nuclear Disarmament? Labour, the Bomb,and the 1987 General Election

  title={Selling or Selling Out Nuclear Disarmament? Labour, the Bomb,and the 1987 General Election},
  author={Len Scott},
  journal={The International History Review},
  pages={115 - 137}
  • L. Scott
  • Published 1 March 2012
  • Political Science
  • The International History Review
In the British general elections of 1983 and 1987 the Labour Party campaigned to rid the United Kingdom of nuclear weapons. In 1986/7, there was a serious prospect of a government committed to ending Britain's status as a nuclear-weapons state and removing US nuclear weapons from British territory. This article traces the development of Labour defence and disarmament policy under Neil Kinnock in the run-up to the 1987 general election. It explores how internal and external factors informed the… 
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