Nuclear Weapons

Trident Is a Political and Military Ego Trip Paid for By Every Taxpayer in the Country

Brendan O'Hara | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Brendan O'Hara

Trident isn't about defending the country from attack, it's about trying to perpetuate the delusion that the UK is still a major player in the world. It's there to keep the United Kingdom at the top table of the UN Security Council and enjoy the kudos that goes with it. It is a political and military ego-trip that is being paid for by every taxpayer in the country.

Why the Trident Vote Is a Masterclass by the New PM

Paul Baines | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Baines

The Trident vote is a smart bit of work by the new PM - a chess move on the board of Westminster that signals what we can expect from Theresa May in the coming years.

Labour's 'Position' on Trident Is Indefensible

Caroline Lucas | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics
Caroline Lucas

Instead of complaining about the parliamentary procedure, or keeping quiet, those of us who believe in a nuclear weapons-free Britain should be making our case heard - within our parties and to the wider world. Ultimately we'll only build a nuclear weapons-free world if we're willing to make a stand and lead the way.

Brexit Impacts on Trident

Paul Ingram | Posted 24.06.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

The potential fall-out from the UK vote to leave the EU cannot be over-estimated. The political, economic and constitutional implications are deeply uncertain. The market turmoil and the plunge in the value of the pound will translate into massive financial pressures on government spending.

Commons Vote on Trident Imminent?

Paul Ingram | Posted 16.06.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Downing Street is most likely to delay further Killing the goose Whilst the UK media is relishing the drama over Britain's leaving the EU, speculatio...

So The U.S. Nuclear Computers Still Need Floppy Disks...

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 26.05.2016 | UK Tech

A recent audit has found that a rather crucial part of the U.S. Defense Department's computer infrastructure still runs off floppy disks. That's right...

Trident Advocates Target the Air-Launched Option

Paul Ingram | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

As Emily Thornberry, Shadow Defence Secretary, closes the consultation period on her defence review, critics of the review have been engaging on the substance. They worry that minds currently are just a little too open to alternatives for comfort, and that a non-Trident alternative could become Labour policy...

Kim Jong Un's Latest Weapon Looks A Lot Like A Disco Ball

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK

Kim Jong Un has been pictured posing next to a disco ball with a load of CDs stuck on it a mock-up of a miniaturised nuclear warhead. The dictator ...

Trident Is Vulnerable

Paul Ingram | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Reassurances without evidence from institutions or politicians heavily committed to the renewal project hold little credibility in the face of clear and emerging technologies that could not only undermine the advantage of the submarine, but leave us with an expensive and destabilising system. We need to reopen the Trident Alternatives Review and do a better job this time.

A Tory Minister Thinks Corbyn Was 'Grandstanding' At Anti-Nuclear Rally

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.03.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has been accused by a Government minister of “grandstanding” after speaking to thousands of demonstrators protesting against nuclear...

The Safety and Cost Concerns of Trident Cannot Be Ignored

Natalie Bennett | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics
Natalie Bennett

We've consistently maintained complete opposition to nuclear weapons over decades, in line with our principles and values. And we've got a government that - having won the vote of just 24% of eligible voters - doesn't have a mandate to make the massive, dangerous decision of replacing Trident. Please join the call to scrap Trident - on the streets of London, online, in your conversations with friends, classmates, colleagues and family.

Retiring Trident Is a Defence Imperative

Jem Bendell | Posted 24.01.2016 | UK Politics
Jem Bendell

Renewing Trident will not de facto keep us safe. Conversely, it risks sacrificing the naval power that tomorrow's security risks demand. True patriotism involves engaging with the way the world is, not playing old war games with taxpayers' billions.

Actually, Opposing Trident Doesn't Make You a Pacifist

Oliver Norgrove | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Oliver Norgrove

If the Tories think that a Labour ditching of Trident would make them unelectable, then they really are ignorant to the concerns and interests of ordinary British people.

Trident: A Done Deal?

Paul Ingram | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Trident is in the news again, and will continue to generate heat in the run up to a parliamentary debate promised later this year on the programme and patrolling posture. But the outcome is clear, pre-determined in the minds of the political elite and to some extent in contractual and diplomatic commitments.

Lithium Wars

Stephen Fear | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Fear

Lithium, a very soft silver white metal belonging to the alkali group of metals which carries the atomic number 3 is about to become one of the most sought after substances on earth, if it hasn't already!

Is It Finally Time for Us to Talk About Nukes?

Carine Bambara | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

At the moment we have been told that we need these weapons and that's all, no discussion, no options, no consideration of what we do if there is a proliferation of states increasing their nuclear capabilities, no discussion of the harm they could cause in accidents and no alternative opinions taken seriously.

Unions Gear Up To Defy Corbyn Over Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s hopes of changing Labour policy to dump Trident look set to be defeated by trade unions whose members rely on the defence industry. ...

If North Korea Dropped Its Nuclear Weapons On Westminster This Is What Would Happen

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 06.01.2016 | UK

North Korea has announced it has "successfully tested its first hydrogen bomb". If confirmed it would be the country's fourth nuclear weapons test ...

Putin Could Go Nuclear On Isis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.12.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin has floated the notion of using nuclear weapons against members of the Islamic State, according to quotes published by the Kremlin. The...

Trident - Decisions Taken and Immediate Prospects

Paul Ingram | Posted 30.11.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

The announcement of a debate on CASD is a welcome opportunity to shift from a simple (and sometimes rather parochial) question of whether the UK has its own independent nuclear deterrent, towards Britain's widely recognised responsibilities to promote multilateral disarmament by considering further steps down the nuclear ladder.

MP Has Unexpectedly Convincing Argument For Scrapping Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 24.11.2015 | UK Politics

A member of parliament for the Scottish National Party delivered an unexpectedly convincing justification for scrapping Britain’s nuclear deterrence...

No One Is Buying Russia's Hackneyed Propaganda About Nuclear Tsunamis

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 13.11.2015 | UK

The existence of a new submarine-launched nuclear torpedo was “accidentally” revealed by Russian state-controlled TV on Wednesday, the Kremlin ins...

Defence Chief Attacks Corbyn's Refusal To Press Nuke Button

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.11.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has hit back hard at Britain’s most senior armed forces chief after he warned that the Labour leader's refusal to use nuclear weapons ...

Jeremy Corbyn Takes On New Anti-Nuclear Role

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.10.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has signalled he will keep fighting the renewal of Trident by becoming a vice-president of the campaign for nuclear disarmament, PA repo...

Pictures Show How Chernobyl Has Become A Safe Haven For Wildlife

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 06.10.2015 | UK

Humans are more damaging to wildlife than the aftermath radiation from a nuclear disaster, a leading study into Chernobyl has found. When an explos...