Trident

Faslane £500m Investment Is Proof Of 'Warped' Tory Priorities, Critics Claim

The Huffington Post UK | Louise Ridley | Posted 31.08.2015 | UK

Chancellor George Osborne has been accused of having warped priorities by "boasting" about a £500 million investment for the Faslane naval base in Sc...

They Think It's All Over? Corbyn's Poll Lead Enhanched

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 10.08.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn is on course for a thumping victory in the Labour leadership election after taking a 32-point lead over his nearest rival, according to ...

Jeremy Corbyn Reveals Plan To Ditch Trident

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 06.08.2015 | UK Politics

Labour leadership frontrunner Jeremy Corbyn has promised to find jobs for defence workers in more "socially productive industries" as part of his comm...

Labour Needs a Global Nuclear Disarmament Policy

Paul Ingram | Posted 05.08.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Ingram

If Andy Burnham is to avoid a similar fate, he will need to establish a credible position on Trident that honestly reflects his scepticism around the utility of nuclear weapons and the damage our possessing them has on the credibility of the non-proliferation regime.

11 Things Corbyn's Trident Abolition Plan Could Buy

The Huffington Post UK | Graeme Demianyk | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Politics

Jeremy Corbyn has repeated throughout the Labour leadership campaign his desire to end any prospect of renewing the Trident nuclear missile. Quite ...

D-Day the Sixth of... Sturgeon?

James Christie | Posted 08.06.2015 | UK Politics
James Christie

Regarding Nicola Sturgeon's recent appearance on Panorama, what I find most interesting is one small detail - namely that her views on Trident haven't...

Scrap Trident - Thinking The Unthinkable

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.05.2015 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

In my view, those countries with a nuclear deterrent are putting themselves more at risk from today's threats. We're not spending our money wisely. We're taking the heat off those countries without nukes. They're letting us spend the cash on Trident while they focus on what matters: tackling terrorism and stopping the growth of terrorist groups.

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 28.06.2015 | 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 24.06.2015 | 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 23.06.2015 | 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 22.06.2015 | 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 20.06.2015 | 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 15.06.2015 | 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 14.06.2015 | 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 06.06.2015 | 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...