Trident

Trident Whistleblower Reveals Flight 'Decoy' And Facebook Profile Changes To Evade Capture

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK

The Trident whistleblower has put his "life on the line" and sacrificed everything to expose the failings of the UK's nuclear programme, the wanted m...

Trident Whistleblower To Hand Himself In After Leaking Explosive Report

The Huffington Post UK/ PA | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

A Royal Navy whistleblower who wrote in an explosive report that Trident is a “disaster waiting to happen” has said he will hand himself in. Ab...

UK Nuclear Policy Now: Questions Remain

Paul Ingram | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

National security is deeply linked to the trajectories of nuclear proliferation, arms races and the success of diplomatic efforts to stem the tide. Future British governments would do well to maximise their efforts to develop a globally cooperative approach that undercuts the drivers of proliferation and reduces the salience nuclear weapons have to all states, and maximises the tendency in them all to act in a social responsible manner, with or without nuclear weapons. How they can do this effectively in the coming years must be at the top of their foreign policy agenda.

Visions of Apocalypse

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 06.05.2015 | UK
Dr Kate Hudson

When we debate Trident's future, we would do well to recognise that although we no longer live in direct fear of nuclear weapons, as the older ones of us may remember from the Cold War, the risk and threat still remain as powerful as ever.

Tories Refuse To Confirm Trident Renewal Under Labour Minority

PA | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics

Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has refused to confirm the Conservatives would vote to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent with a minority Labour gov...

The Real Reason Labour Won't Do a Deal With the SNP

Mark Flanagan | Posted 28.04.2015 | UK Politics
Mark Flanagan

Ed Miliband has made it clear, on numerous occasions, he won't get into bed with Nicola Sturgeon. In fact some of his most passionate responses have come when dealing with this question. We now know Russell Brand has more chance of securing a cabinet position as there is clearly a very good chance he and Ed have at least shared a bed.

Will the New Government Be Obliged to Renew Trident?

Paul Ingram | Posted 27.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

The efforts to question Ed Miliband's commitment to maintain a credible independent nuclear deterrent have failed to land with the electorate. But it would be a serious error to think that is down to the repeated assurances that a Labour government will follow through with full renewal of the system...

NPT Is an Election Issue: UK Member of Elite Club of Irresponsible Nations

Paul Ingram | Posted 24.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

Nuclear weapons are attracting a higher profile in this UK election debate than they have in any nuclear weapon state in a generation. Yet the focus i...

Costs of UK Trident After the Election

Paul Ingram | Posted 22.04.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

It is easy to be cynical in the middle of an election campaign, but attempts to question Labour's commitment to Trident renewal are not simply election ploys exploiting painful legacies and fears around the rise of the SNP...

Let's Get Over Our Scotland-Envy and Join Up

Indra Adnan | Posted 21.04.2015 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Without a similar cause, how can the rest of the UK's broad left transcend its differences and make a break from politics as usual? Interestingly that moment and that opportunity is now upon us.

The Media Keep Using This Word To Describe What The SNP Will Do To Labour

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 20.04.2015 | UK Politics

As the Scottish National Party prepares to launch its election manifesto today, the nation’s media has gone wild over fears that the party will hold...

If Miliband Really Wants to Look Tough, He Should Commit to Scrapping Trident

Symon Hill | Posted 16.04.2015 | UK Politics
Symon Hill

Umunna follows the well-worn path of Labour politicians who have given up anti-nuclear views as the prospect of power comes in sight: Neil Kinnock, John Prescott, Margaret Becket - the list goes on. Even Tony Blair was a member of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the eighties.

Its Devo Max... Stupid!

Iain Anderson | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Politics
Iain Anderson

With decisions over welfare, Trident, Barnett Formula, most fiscal power and a future EU referendum still in London - Scots look likely to vote for the option most of them would have preferred last year - Devo Max.

Miliband Nails Response To Fallon Over 'Embarrassing' Dig About His Brother

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Louise Ridley | Posted 09.04.2015 | UK Politics

Ed Miliband has said defence secretary Michael Fallon has "demeaned himself and demeaned his office" after the Tories were accused of an "embarrassing...

SNP Trident Policy is Ill Thought in an Uncertain World

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 06.04.2015 | UK Politics
Azeem Ibrahim

Britain's nuclear deterrent has been a contentious issue on the left for as long as it has existed. And it is not difficult to sympathise with the ant...

Don't Let Young People Down: Listen to Our Views on Trident

Carine Bambara | Posted 17.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Carine Bambara

A recent argument made by nuclear weapons supporters has been that the increase of terrorism means we need nuclear weapons. Personally I believe the opposite is true - an increase in acts of terrorism is precisely why nuclear weapons are adding to insecurity: you cannot use a 'deterrent' against an ideology that does not care who it destroys - including its own followers.

Labour Mull Reducing Britain's Nuclear Deterrent

PA/Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 15.03.2015 | UK Politics

A Labour government would consider reducing Britain’s nuclear-armed submarine fleet, according to Ed Balls. However, the shadow chancellor said the ...

Peer Causes Outrage With This 'Unbelievable' Auschwitz Comparison

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 28.01.2015 | UK Politics

A senior Plaid Cymru peer has apologised for "any offence caused" after making comparing the Trident submarine base to the Nazi concentration camp Aus...

Don't Punish People For Joining IS, Says Green Leader

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.01.2015 | UK Politics

It would not be illegal for people in the United Kingdom to join terrorist organisations such as al Qaida or Islamic State (IS) under the Green Party....

Trident Debate: All Weapons Now Point to the Election

Serena Cowdy | Posted 23.03.2015 | UK Politics
Serena Cowdy

This week, I sat in the public gallery of the House of Commons, to watch an Opposition Day debate on the UK's Trident nuclear weapons programme. Sometimes I like to sit in the gallery, instead of watching on TV at home, because it means you get to see lots more fascinating things.

The Government Is Sidestepping Parliament in a Push for Trident Replacement

Dr Kate Hudson | Posted 21.01.2015 | UK Politics
Dr Kate Hudson

We are beyond the moment in history when upper echelons in government and society can award themselves an absolute right to keep decisions that are taken in the name of the people, from the people. This lesson needs to be learnt across all sections of the establishment and political life.

The Morning After: Why the Scottish Referendum Could (and Should) Be the Making of 'New Britain'

Nicholas Wright | Posted 11.11.2014 | UK Politics
Nicholas Wright

If voters in Scotland choose independence, we will collectively face unprecedented constitutional upheaval. But even if Scots decide to stay in the Union, things cannot simply return to the status quo ante.

What Young People Don't, But Should, Know About Britain's Nuclear Weapons

Claudia Hyde | Posted 03.11.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia Hyde

For governments seeking to strengthen their own agendas it can help to have a minimally informed or, at least, somewhat apathetic electorate. And so important political decisions are often veiled in a cloak of terminology that alienates voters - especially young voters.

Is Trident Detracting From Our National Security Strategy?

Carine Bambara | Posted 11.10.2014 | UK Politics
Carine Bambara

The reality is that the UK cannot rely on weapons that were designed for a different world and political context to fight these modern day security threats.

Trident: What Is it Good For? Absolutely Nothing!

Cristina Varriale | Posted 12.07.2014 | UK Politics
Cristina Varriale

My view is that renewing Trident and maintaining a CASD (continuous at sea-deterrence) is not a policy Britain should be preserving. It's obsolete, not only wasting resources but upholding a defence policy that does not address the changes within a post-Cold-War world.