Why The World Needs To Be Constantly Reminded Of The Consequences Of Nuclear Weapons

Karipbek Kuyukov | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK
Karipbek Kuyukov

I believe that unity and common cause, which once saved my family, can give us the strength to fight the nuclear weapons we ourselves have created. I am not a naïve person. I realise the realities of fighting for a nuclear-weapons-free world today. But perhaps not in my time, but maybe in two generations, maybe in five generations, there will be solid changes.

Nuclear Weapons: Not Then, Not Now, Not Ever

Anne McLaughlin | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Politics
Anne McLaughlin

I've been opposed to nuclear weapons for as long as I can remember. I'm no imperialist, I don't need any expensive weapons to show what a great country I live in. I'm not worried about my country saving face on the world stage by clinging onto the last throws of a dying empire. I just want a country which cares for its poorest and most vulnerable. £200billion could be better spent.

Jeremy Corbyn Interview: On Brexit, Trident And The Housing Crisis

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is facing his second Labour leadership election in two years. As he takes in the Welsh leg of his marathon tour of the country, he talke...

Labour MP Attacks 'Juvenile, Narcissistic' Jeremy Corbyn Over Trident

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK

A Labour MP has attacked Jeremy Corbyn for being “reckless” and “narcissistic” in his resistance to renewing Britain’s Trident nuclear weapo...

The Waugh Zone July 19, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Tuesday July 19, 2016… 1) SMITHEAGLE, EAGLESMITH By this evening, or even well before it, the anti-Corbyn ...

Trident Wrapped Up?

Paul Ingram | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

We can close our eyes to these probabilities now, safe in the knowledge that a 1980s-style polarised debate between unilateralists and multilateralists can only benefit the Conservative Party. But those with any genuine concern for the national security of this country must look beyond such tempting gains and see the underlying threats before we face far more painful choices later in the programme.

How Your Labour MP Voted On Trident

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s splits over nuclear weapons were laid bare by the Commons vote on upgrading the submarines carrying Trident. Some 140 Labour MPs voted with...

Labour MPs Vote To Upgrade Trident

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics

Some 140 Labour MPs have voted with the Government to commission submarines needed for the Trident nuclear deterrent. In line with their party’s off...

What Is Trident And How Much Will It Cost

The Huffington Post | Nitya Rajan | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

MPs have begun debating Trident ahead of a vote later tonight that will determine whether or not to renew Britain’s nuclear deterrent. This is Ther...

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.

Is It Not Time to Abandon the Sinking Ship We Call Trident?

Carine Bambara | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

Trident has not stopped terrorism and it never will. Investing in our police forces, in early detection in tracking people who declare terrorist intents on social media is what will help resolve these threats.

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.

The Waugh Zone, July 18 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday July 18, 2016… 1) EAGLE, ALBATROSS, BOGEY Today’s the day Labour MPs try to work out just who t...

Labour Will Vote Three Different Ways On Renewing Britain's Nuclear Weapons

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

Over half of Labour MPs are set to defy their leader today and vote to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is facing a spl...

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...

Labour MP: Trident Review Is 'Knowingly' Divisive

The Huffington Post | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 09.06.2016 | UK Politics

Labour’s “knowingly dishonest” review of Trident aims to oust MPs critical of Jeremy Corbyn and should be abandoned, a Labour backbencher has sa...

Thornberry: Tories Have No Answers On Trident Costs

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Politics

Shadow Defence Secretary Emily Thornberry has slammed the Tories for their "silence" on the cost of renewing Trident - and on disarmament plans. Amid ...

The Waugh Zone June 1, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 01.06.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Wednesday June 1, 2016… 1) VICE SCREWS Vice News today puts online its fly-on-the-wall documentary on Je...

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...