RECENT news that the well-known symbols of several organisations committed to non-violence have been included in a glossary put together by counter-terrorism police ( filled me with some dismay.

I fear this bizarre attempt to cast misleading slurs against organisations including the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) and Extinction Rebellion (XR) may provide some insight into the current Government's attitude to those of us determined to expose the climate crisis, to pursuing peace and disarmament and to challenging the Trump/Johnson narrative.

I trust supporters of groups like XR and CND in Cumbria and elsewhere will not allow themselves to be intimidated by such nonsense. We need instead to display our symbols with increased flair and increased frequency. We need to proudly present our commitment to peace and non-violence, to exposing the climate crisis and to real change.

If we don't do it now, it could soon be too late.

Philip Gilligan

South Lakeland CND