Trident

Scotland Reasserts Anti-Trident Consensus

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 06.05.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

As parties and voters head away from nuclear weapons, it is hard to see how the Tory government can legitimately proceed with its plans to replace Trident. As today's results reaffirm, Scotland has categorically and repeatedly voted against it and as host country to the Trident submarines that has to be a major factor in any replacement decision.

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...

Austerity Continues as Trident Spending Rises

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 18.03.2016 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

The economy slows yet the government persists in following the same scorched-earth cuts policy which has already so abjectly failed. And of course this isn't just an abstract failure, to be pointed out on a graph in an economic journal, it has real human consequences.

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.

Tories 'Playing Games' Over Trident Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 03.03.2016 | UK Politics

Labour has accused the Tories of ‘playing games’ over the future of Trident after Defence Secretary Michael Fallon revealed there would be no Comm...

I Have Rejoined Labour to Support Jeremy Corbyn

Mark Serwotka | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Politics
Mark Serwotka

On too many issues Labour aped the Tories for too long. It set itself apart from people like me - afraid to call itself socialist, even as the inequalities and injustices inherent in capitalism were plain for all to see. I never again want to watch as Labour MPs cheer a Labour prime minister announcing that tens of thousands of civil servants will lose their jobs, while public services are being privatised, lining wealthy shareholders' pockets.

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...

Jeremy Corbyn: 'You Don't Achieve Peace By Planning For War'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 27.02.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn warned "you don’t achieve peace by planning for war” as he spoke to thousands of people in an anti-Trident rally in central London. ...

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.

The Waugh Zone February 25, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 25.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday February 25, 2016… 1) SACK CRACKS No10 has been pretty swift this morning in firmly dissing the...

Labour Split Over Trident Deepens

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.02.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s row over Trident has erupted again after Jeremy Corbyn and his deputy deputy Tom Watson underlined their deep split over the nuclear deterr...

Labour Could Replace Nuclear Subs With Planes

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics

Detailed plans to replace Trident submarines with a cheaper, aircraft-based nuclear deterrent are being considered as part of Labour’s defence revie...

Opposing Trident A 'Suicide Mission' For Labour, Warns Ex-Comms Director

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn will "lose massively" in 2020 if he fights the general election on a platform of unilateral nuclear disarmament, a former Labour directo...

Anti-Trident? Then it Makes Sense to Oppose Corbyn Too

Lance Price | Posted 18.02.2016 | UK Politics
Lance Price

If Labour heads to the polls in 2020 with a unilateralist defence policy and a leader who makes it clear he would never use the deterrent while he was prime minister, that election would inevitably become a referendum on whether Britain should remain a nuclear power. Just as inevitably Labour would not just lose, but lose massively.

Britain Must Keep Trident To Maintain 'Outsized Role On The Global Stage'

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 13.02.2016 | UK

Britain must keep its Trident nuclear deterrent to maintain its "outsized" role in the world, according to the US defence secretary. Ash Carter bel...

The Waugh Zone February 12, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday February 12, 2016… 1) BALLS V BOJO David Cameron is off to Hamburg to make his final Big Speech a...

PMQs: David Cameron Mocks Labour Over 'Ludicrous' Trident Position

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Politics

David Cameron today refused to rule out delaying a vote on Trident renewal until after Labour’s conference in October in a bid to exploit the opposi...

Science Fiction: Science Facts

Carol Naughton | Posted 10.02.2016 | UK Politics
Carol Naughton

It is time to stop playing party politics with a decision of this magnitude, that will have such far reaching repercussions for the UK's future security, international standing and identity. It is time to bring in the scientists. Look at the facts.

Making Sense of the Trident Debate Requires an Open Mind - In Defence of Emily Thornberry

Paul Ingram | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Emily Thornberry's review appears to be open-minded. That is at least what she is claiming, and the evidence from her recent media interviews and the direct conversations I have had with her lead me to believe it. She is suffering a relentless attack on her character and intelligence on the basis that she has no place in questioning the assertions of invulnerability of our systems. But this is doing disservice, to her, but far more importantly, to the issue facing us as a nation.

The Waugh Zone February 9, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday February 9, 2016… 1) LEXICON SPITFIRE In case you’ve haven’t heard, Emily Thornberry had a ...

Labour's Trident Row Reignites

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.02.2016 | UK Politics

Labour splits over Trident widened tonight after Shadow Defence Secretary Emily Thornberry appeared to suggest that the nuclear submarine system was a...

Corbyn And Thornberry Braced For Trident Showdown

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.02.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is braced for his first Shadow Cabinet showdown over Trident amid warnings from Labour MPs that they will fight the next election on a p...

The Waugh Zone February 2, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.02.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday February 2, 2016… 1) TSK, TUSK Today’s the day we get to see just what David Cameron has cajol...

Doubt Cast On Corbyn's 'Third Way' On Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s review of defence policy has concluded that Jeremy Corbyn’s option of ‘submarines without nuclear weapons’ would be very difficult to...

Call to Halt Nuclear Weapons Convoys

Owen Thompson MP | Posted 27.01.2016 | UK Politics
Owen Thompson MP

Since my election to Westminster last May, nuclear convoys have on several occasions passed through my constituency of Midlothian, along busy commuter routes and in close proximity to homes, business and schools.