Trident

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 Cam...

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.

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.

Behold! The Big Red Nuclear Button.. And The Man Who Would Press It

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK

This Scalextric-like trigger is the "big red button" politicians fear ever having to use, unless they're Jeremy Corbyn, who has pledged he never will....

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.

Labour Signals Corbyn To Allow Free Vote On Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 20.01.2016 | UK Politics

The Tory government’s planned vote on Trident renewal will be purely ‘symbolic’ and could be reversed by a Jeremy Corbyn government, Labour sour...

The Waugh Zone January 19, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday January 19, 2016… 1) JUNE BUG Downing Street sounds increasingly confident of a...

The Waugh Zone January 18, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday January 18, 2016… 1) MIND YOUR LANGUAGE The PM’s big announcement today is on Mus...

Corbyn Says Trident Submarines Don't Have To Carry Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 17.01.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has said he will try to "accommodate" the different views within the Labour Party over the future of Trident nuclear weapons. In an i...

Corbyn Slammed By Senior MP For 'Barmy' Plan To Scrap Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 16.01.2016 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has been lambasted by his former shadow culture secretary over Labour's "barmy" plan to scrap Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent. Mi...

Defiant Ken: Thornberry And I 'Agree On Everything'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics

A defiant Ken Livingstone has declared that he would still be involved in Labour’s Trident review if former Shadow Defence Secretary Maria Eagle was...

The Waugh Zone January 15, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 15.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday January 15, 2016… 1) NEVER-ENDUM STORY George Osborne came over all Talking Heads...

Commons People Politics Podcast: 'Brexit', Doctors' Strike, Bowie

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 01.02.2016 | UK Politics

In this week’s super soaraway Commons People politics podcast, the Huffington Post UK’s Politics team take on the latest “Brexit” row, Labour...

Ken Livingstone Aims To Deliver Labour Trident Verdict Before Crunch Commons Vote

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics

Labour's internal defence policy review could deliver its verdict on the renewal of Trident before an important Commons vote, leading to another damag...

The Waugh Zone January 14, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 14.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Thursday January 14, 2016… 1) GRAY-LINGUA FRANCA The Cabinet Brexit starting gun has been ...

Shadow Cabinet Minister: Trident Free Vote 'Inevitable'

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics

A free vote for Labour MPs on Trident renewal looks “inevitable” to allow the party to express its range of opinions, a Shadow Cabinet minister ha...

The Waugh Zone January 13, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 13.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday January 13, 2016… 1) DOCTORING THE MEDICS It’s PMQs day again and as David C...

The Waugh Zone January 12, 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 12.01.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday January 12, 2016… 1) HUNT THE DOCTOR It’s started. The first doctors’ strike i...

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. ...

The Waugh Zone January 11, 2016

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

The five things you need to know on Monday January 11, 2016… 1) GROUP SECTS It’s the looming party split over Trident that i...

Dan Jarvis To Stay And Fight For Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Waugh | Posted 09.01.2016 | UK Politics

Former shadow minister Dan Jarvis is to fight for Labour to retain its pro-Trident policy after warning that it would be “catastrophic” for the pa...

Trident Is the Wrecking Ball Which Will Destroy Jeremy Corbyn's Game of Political Jenga

Owen Bennett | Posted 07.01.2016 | UK Politics
Owen Bennett

As it is, the official policy of Labour is to support the renewal. So again, Corbyn could be forced to rebel against his own party. Not that he is unused to that, but rebelling as leader? That would be something special. If he tries to force his Shadow Cabinet to vote against renewal, or even backs a free vote, people will walk. The blocks will fall. Corbyn will be left with a very small Jenga tower indeed...

'Anti-Trident' Thornberry Made Shadow Defence Secretary In Reshuffle

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK Politics

A shadow minister once sacked by Ed Miliband for "mocking" a St George Cross flag was made Shadow Defence secretary on Tuesday, part of the ongoing La...