Jean has continued to campaign against the replacement of Britain’s nuclear weapons. In January 2007 Jean joined the blockade of Faslane as part of Faslane 365, a continuous year long peaceful demonstration, drawing attention to the dangerous insecurity of Britain’s nuclear weapons of mass destruction calling for them to be disarmed.
“The legality, morality and cost of keeping nuclear weapons in the UK is unjustified and Greens simply can not support the replacement of Trident. A future of nuclear warheads, with the ability to deliver around 8 times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb, is not one that offer us real security. If Tony Blair truly wants to lead the way to a positive future he must end Trident today.“ Jean Lambert MEP
As a Green MEP, Jean believes that the European Parliament should operate as a positive force for peace throughout Europe and the rest of the world. She is opposed to the proliferation of arms and regularly speaks out in the European Parliament to help highlight the suffering of citizens caught in conflicts and help conflicts and democracy.
Jean and her former fellow Green MEP Caroline Lucas, now MP for Brighton Pavilion, recently produced a publication highlighting their work on this issue, entitled Peace and Human Rights: Green MEPs working for progress in the European Parliament. This covers the following topics:
- The so-called ‘war on terror’ and restrictions on civil liberties
- The arms trade
- Opposing nuclear weapons
- Promoting democracy and the right to self-determination
- Asylum and migration
- Discrimination and abuse
Jean Lambert on Peace and Arms Control
Jean Lambert discusses Green initiatives for conflict resolution and to control the international arms trade and the availability of handguns
In November 2013, Jean spoke at an international anti-war conference in London on the use of – and international trade in – drones and other unmanned military technologies. You can watch the speech here: