#Trident

Nobel Peace Prize: A Win For The Nuclear Ban

Carine Bambara | Posted 16.10.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

Nuclear weapon states will soon see that it is unrealistic to continue to keep such horrific, indiscriminate, expensive weapons - costing the U.K. a mere £100,000,000,000 annually - money that could be better spent elsewhere. In this new era where conflict is taking on a new guise, where conflict comes more and more in the form of terrorism and cyber threats; archaic weapons like this one are not designed to tackle modern-day challenges.

What Can We Do To Stop Nuclear War?

Carine Bambara | Posted 29.09.2017 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

For years, many people, myself included, have argued that nuclear weapons are so destructive, cruel and immoral that they should actually be made illegal. We live in a world that had the sense to ban landmines - an indiscriminate weapon that leaves people without limbs. This same world, until now, has not had the sense to ban a weapon that could destroy millions of lives, leave generations affected, and contribute even more damage to the world around us. But we can change this.

Marginalising Labour MPs Will Do Nothing To Put The Party Back In Government

Richard Angell | Posted 15.09.2017 | UK Politics
Richard Angell

Attempts to clip their representatives' wings or reduce their role to parliamentary cannon fodder are not just laughable, they will also fatally undermine Labour attempts to win power and implement the policies that enthused so many. Momentum's relentless focus on changing party rules will do nothing to help Labour change the government.

Nagasaki Day

Carine Bambara | Posted 09.08.2017 | UK
Carine Bambara

On this day we remember when a nuclear bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki in Japan on the 9th August 1945, completely obliterating the city, killing over 200,000 women, men, and children.

Buoyant Jeremy Corbyn Tells Michael Eavis He'll Be Prime Minister 'In Six Months'

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 25.06.2017 | UK

Jeremy Corbyn has signalled he would scrap the UK’s nuclear weapon as soon as possible and thinks he’ll be Prime Minister by Christmas - at least ...

Corbyn's Defence Pitch Is Fully In The Mainstream, Not A 1980s Throwback

Keith Mc Loughlin | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Mc Loughlin

While many of its rank and file are passionately engaged in pursuing disarmament, the majority of Labour voters believe in a strong defence policy. For all of the concern over his own beliefs, Corbyn's leadership represents continuity more than it does change.

A Foreign Policy Unfit For The Fringes

David Browne | Posted 07.06.2017 | UK Politics
David Browne

That every indication suggests Corbyn's leadership team would not continue it in the face of another Gadaffi, or the ticking time-bomb of the plight of Burma's Rohingya Muslim population, renders them unfit for office.

Gary Lineker And Piers Morgan In Twitter Spat Over Nuclear War

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.06.2017 | UK

A special edition of BBC Question Time on Friday night saw an audience somewhat preoccupied with the issue of the nuclear deterrent give Jeremy Corbyn...

Jeremy Corbyn Denies Taking Part In Silence To Honour IRA Terrorists

The Huffington Post | Kate Forrester | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Politics

Andrew Neil presses Jeremy Corbyn on his position on the IRAhttps://t.co/eyDZvcXlka #BBCElection #GE2017 pic.twitter.com/tnjiMw0Nsq— BBC News (UK) (...

30 Ways The UK Must Lead In Multilateral Disarmament

Paul Ingram | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

It may be highly unlikely this frame will influence this particular election. But its importance will only strengthen after the election, and BASIC will be looking for opportunities to engage with officials and parliamentarians in considering the opportunities outlined in this report.

Britain's Defence Secretary Michael Fallon Is A Nutcase

John Wight | Posted 03.05.2017 | UK Politics
John Wight

With this in mind, surely a political priority for any future government must be to close these institutions down and reduce them to rubble. Indeed, nothing less than the survival of future generations depends on it.

Fallon Denies Trying To 'Smear' Corbyn Over Use Of Nuclear Weapons

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 24.04.2017 | UK Politics

Defence secretary Michael Fallon has said Theresa May would be willing to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike and denied he was trying to “smear” ...

Labour Says It Does Back Trident After Jeremy Corbyn Suggests It Could Be Scrapped

The Huffington Post | Owen Bennett | Posted 23.04.2017 | UK Politics

Labour today sought to play down suggestions from its own leader that renewing the UK’s nuclear weapon defences would not be in the election manifes...

#NHSNotNuclear: It's Time To Scrap The Government's Nuclear Follies And Put Our NHS First

Keith Taylor | Posted 24.02.2017 | UK Politics
Keith Taylor

NHS spending under the Conservative government is at its lowest since the 1950s, and the latest accounts reveal a funding shortfall of £900m for the ...

Trident Is Unsafe, And It's Not Just The Misfired Missiles

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 08.02.2017 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

Disarming could not only provide political leadership to the rest of the nuclear-armed states, but would be a practical guide for how to do it, a blueprint for the rest of the world drafted by our experts and politicians.

Bercow Calls Defence Minister 'Stupid' As Trident Row Rages

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics

"Picking a fight with the chairman of the select committee is a rather stupid thing to do." Speaker's comment picked up by mic... pic.twitter.com/upG9...

Michael Fallon Refuses To Reveal Details Of Trident Missile 'Failure'

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics

Defence secretary Michael Fallon has been accused of “stonewalling” parliament after he refused to discuss details of an alleged failed Trident mi...

The Implications Of The Trident Test Failure

Paul Ingram | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

It is irrational to take at face value the reassurance that these systems are safe and reliable today. It is even more so that they will remain so into the future. If our government is to take these risks, which are unavoidable when deploying these systems, it has to be far more honest about those risks and more open with those affected by them.

David Cameron To Blame For Trident Missile Failure 'Cover-Up', Says Senior Tory MP

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics

David Cameron is to blame for any cover-up of a failed Trident missile test a senior Conservative MP has claimed, as Downing Street admitted Theresa M...

The Waugh Zone January 23, 2017

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 23.01.2017 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, January 23… 1) STEPPING UP, NORTH Theresa May has undoubtedly scored something of a coup in becomi...

Theresa May Dodges Four Questions About Whether She Knew Trident Missile Misfired

The Huffington Post | Ned Simons | Posted 22.01.2017 | UK Politics

.@theresa_may refuses to say whether she knew about Trident misfire before Commons speech and vote #marr pic.twitter.com/FZBdWC6MF7— The Andrew Marr...

2016 - The Year Of Progression

Carine Bambara | Posted 31.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

Achieving a ban on nuclear weapon is not as hard as it sounds, as I've outlaid before; making nuclear weapons illegal would be the best start to this. This would make it illegal for any country to attain nuclear weapons by the buying, selling or transfer of them, with economic sanctions (or a harshening of sanctions) if a country goes against this.

The Waugh Zone October 25, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 24.10.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, October 24… 1) BREXODUS, MOVEMENT OF THEIR PEOPLE The attempt to clear ‘The Jungle’ camp in ...

Corbyn's Votes Against Labour Proved His 'Strength Of Character'

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn’s repeated rebellions against Labour governments underline his “strength of character”, the party’s new Chief Whip has declared....

A Further Case Against Nuclear Weapons

Isabel Bull | Posted 07.10.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Isabel Bull

David Cameron's legacy is one of hurt, mishap and foreign policy disaster. Theresa May's could be one of peace. Say what you like about advocates for nuclear disarmament, but we all know that the one who will forge the path towards nuclear disarmament will go down in history very, very well.