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• Conference views with concern the pressure by President Trump for European NATO members to increase military spending at a time of austerity and falling living standards
• Conference also notes with concern the growing scale of military activity by NATO on Russia’s borders in central and Eastern Europe, the extension of NATO membership in the Balkans and its current involvement in countries of high instability such as Moldova, Georgia and Ukraine.
• Conference finally notes the increasing dominance of the NATO alliance by the US, the refusal of the US to support the UN resolution for the elimination of nuclear weapons and its current drive for new weapons systems including the enhancement of its nuclear strike force
• In light of these developments and the dangers posed both to this country and world peace, Conference calls on a future Labour government to review Britain’s membership of NATO