ON the 10th day of this month an event of huge significance to the world will occur.

The Nobel Peace Prize will be awarded to Ican, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear weapons.

It is being given the prize for its work in achieving a treaty banning nuclear weapons agreed by 122 states at the United Nations on July 7 this year.

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Both these historic acts have been boycotted by the nine rogue nuclear states. Britain is going ahead with the renewal of Trident at a cost of £200 billion.

Westminster clearly sees the UK as remaining a nuclear-armed state in perpetuity, with Scotland housing the biggest arsenal of H-bombs in Europe for aye.

This is in spite of the opposition of the churches, the trade unions and all of the political parties except the Tories.

Who cares about the “democratic deficit”? There is no austerity for the nuclear jihadis. To all true British patriots our atomic status symbol is cheap at the price.

America is planning a $3 trillion “modernisation” programme for its nuclear weapons.

So, it’s business as usual for those states to which Divine Favour has granted the right to threaten the world with weapons of mass destruction, a privilege forever denied lesser breeds.

And how dare North Korea do what we are doing (“Top UN official in rare visit to North Korea”, The Herald, December 6)?

What is unforgivable is that both the Peace Prize and the treaty have been largely ignored by the mass media.

After all, they mean that we just might have a future. One thing is for certain.

Our home planet Earth can be home to either human beings or nuclear bombs, but not both.

We must choose: life or death.

Brian M Quail,

2 Hyndland Avenue,

Glasgow.