Kate Hudson, Chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, said “There have been a number of allegations made recently which have asserted that the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has in the past been in receipt of financial support from the former Soviet Union. These allegations repeat false statements from the past. Neither then, nor now, have our accusers provided any evidence to support their allegations, even when repeatedly challenged to do so. I am not surprised by this, because the allegation is totally untrue and so no evidence exists.

CND never received money from the Soviet Union and I am not prepared to allow these baseless allegations to continue. CND is happy to have open political debate about its anti-nuclear positions, and to engage in hard-hitting policy disagreements. But I do not find it acceptable for individuals or organisations to attempt to make political points based on false information. I have made this public statement to put CND’s accusers on notice that I take personal responsibility for its accuracy.”