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 06.10.2016 | 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.

The Basic Income Can Fix Corbyn's Nuclear Problems

Martin Whitlock | Posted 28.09.2016 | UK Politics
Martin Whitlock

In the same way, if all those highly skilled, motivated workers destined to work on Hinkley or Trident had the opportunity to decide for themselves how to participate in the economy, their combined output would undoubtedly be far more valuable than the two vast nuclear white elephants that are now in prospect.

Principle vs Progress On Nuclear Weapons?

Carine Bambara | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK
Carine Bambara

I agree fully with Ban Ki Moon's message; there are many paths to disarmament but what we must all agree on is to do something, the world cannot afford another round of inaction. We need to work to eliminate all nuclear weapons and now is the time to do it; our very survival depends on it.

The Waugh Zone September 27, 2016

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 27.09.2016 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Monday, September 26, 2016… 1) NUCLEAR MELTDOWN The real danger of Labour conference is that all the med...