Trident

24.06.2017

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

Trump(lack of)care. Red alert for the UK Health System

If anybody had any doubts about the need to refund, reinstate, protect and develop the UK Health Service the process taking place across the Atlantic is providing us with all the reasons. US Senator Elizabeth Warren explains after reading the Trumpcare Bill: ‘This Is Blood Money’. “Senator has read Republican’s… »

01.08.2016

Trident missile system putting Newcastle lives at risk

Trident missile system putting Newcastle lives at risk

Trident missile system putting Newcastle lives at risk, claim campaigners @nuclearban Nuclear weapons systems are being transported up to six times a year past Newcastle so anti-nuclear campaigners held a public meeting in the city on Sunday  July 31 to raise awareness of the deadly cargo… »

19.07.2016

Britain renews commitment to nuclear weapons

Britain renews commitment to nuclear weapons

Late on Monday 18 July, the British parliament voted in favour of building four new nuclear-powered submarines to carry US Trident missiles armed with modernized nuclear warheads for the next half century. The vote gives permission to the government to sign multi-billion pound contracts with the aim of ensuring that… »

16.07.2016

The United Kingdom is sleepwalking into renewing humanity’s deadliest weapons

The United Kingdom is sleepwalking into renewing humanity’s deadliest weapons

The British public are tired of simplified, polarising campaign messages, and are fast losing faith in their elected representatives, setting the stage for a renewal of Trident by default. By Christopher Lockyear 16 July 2016 for openDemocracyUK On July 18, parliament will… »

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… »

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… »

17.03.2016

UK budget: Austerity continues as Trident spending rises

UK budget: Austerity continues as Trident spending rises

Former UN weapons inspector Hans Blix said in 2013 that ‘the UK will not be more protected if it extends life of Trident [the UK’s nuclear weapons system], at a cost of £100bn.’ ‘Delivering the 2013 Joseph Rotblat lecture to an audience of 1,600 festival goers, Blix said Washington “was… »

09.03.2016

Day Three: What Is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

Day Three: What Is the Sound of One Hand Clapping?

By Rick Wayman The United Kingdom presented oral arguments at the opening session of the Marshall Islands vs. United Kingdom case today at the International Court of Justice (ICJ). The Marshall Islands filed an application against the UK – and separately against each of the other eight nuclear-armed nations –… »

28.02.2016

London sees the biggest anti-nuclear weapons demo in a generation

London sees the biggest anti-nuclear weapons demo in a generation

Thousands braved the cold today to express their opposition to the renewal of Trident, the nuclear weapons system many deluded people believe will keep them ‘safe’. We are reminded of the the story of two men in a car, one of them throwing peanuts through the car window. The other… »

26.02.2016

Britain’s boycott of the UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks

Britain’s boycott of the UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks

By Rebecca Johnson on opendemocracy.net. With opposition to Trident growing, the British government has refused to join this week’s UN multilateral nuclear disarmament talks on practical measures to build global security without nuclear weapons. As hundreds of thousands gather to demonstrate in London against Trident, the Conservative government… »

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