Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament campaigns against the UK and other countries' possession of nuclear weapons and other WMDs. www.cnduk.org

29.07.2019

Nuclear power ‘seven decades of economic ruin’, says new report

Nuclear power ‘seven decades of economic ruin’, says new report

New research has found that almost all nuclear power plants built since the nuclear industry’s inception have generated large financial losses. The report by the German Institute for Economic Research examines 674 nuclear power plants built since 1951. Its authors found that typical nuclear power plants averaged… »

29.06.2018

Campaigners slam US-UK-Russian statement ahead of NPT anniversary

Campaigners slam US-UK-Russian statement ahead of NPT anniversary

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has responded to a statement released by the USA, UK and Russia ahead of the 50th anniversary of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) on Sunday. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “While it is right to mark the anniversary of… »

11.07.2017

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

UK Campaigners condemn Trident spending chaos

A Freedom of Information request revealed today that spending on two AWE nuclear weapons sites in Berkshire has doubled from a budgeted £2 billion to almost £4 billion. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “Spending on Trident is in chaos. Today we learn that the cost of upgrading the nuclear… »

28.07.2016

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

New UK nuclear power station: “expensive, dangerous, and must be scrapped”

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has called on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point C nuclear deal as French energy giant EDF are expected to say it will finance the deal later today. Kate Hudson, CND general secretary, said: “We call on the government to scrap the Hinkley Point… »

10.07.2016

UK Parliament to vote on Trident replacement next week

UK Parliament to vote on Trident replacement next week

David Cameron has used a speech at the NATO summit in Warsaw to announce that the long-awaited vote on Trident replacement will take place on Monday 18th July. It isn’t yet known whether MPs will be asked to support replacement in principle, or whether they will be asked to consent… »

06.07.2016

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

Iraq War: Chilcot confirms Tony Blair must now be brought to justice

The Iraq Inquiry, also referred to as the Chilcot Inquiry after its chairman, Sir John Chilcot, is a British public inquiry into the nation’s role in the Iraq War and has been published today seven years (7) after it was commissioned.  Relatives of the dead British soldiers, civil society organisations… »

12.05.2016

United Kingdom: Trident replacement cost rises to ‘staggering’ £205 billion

United Kingdom: Trident replacement cost rises to ‘staggering’ £205 billion

Campaigners have revealed that the cost of replacing Trident, Britain’s nuclear weapons system, has risen to £205 billion (US$ 296 billion, €259 billion). In a briefing published by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, researchers have compiled a comprehensive account of government spending on Trident replacement using the latest publicly… »

23.11.2015

UK Government announces increase in nuclear weapon spending

UK Government announces increase in nuclear weapon spending

The British government has announced a further hike in the cost of replacing Trident in its Strategic Defence and Security Review published today. The cost of replacing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons submarines is set to rise to £41 billion ($62 billion, €58 billion). The government previously stated four new… »

05.04.2013

David Cameron promotes nuclear proliferation

David Cameron promotes nuclear proliferation

On a visit to Scotland, the home of UK nuclear weapons, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron said, “We cannot be sure on issues of nuclear proliferation, and to me having that nuclear deterrent is quite simply the best insurance policy that you can have, that you will never be… »

07.04.2010

Obama’s Nuclear Posture Review sees ‘timid’ progress

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament described today's United States' Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) as timid, with the modest advances not living up to the ambitious goals the Obama administration has set itself. "We had hoped this review would mark a sea-change in US nuclear policy. The result is markedly disappointing", Kate Hudson, Chair of the CND, said. »

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