Category - trident

  • 19 Jan 2010

    For British politics, the defining moment of the last decade was on 15 February 2003, when over a million people marched through London to oppose the invasion of Iraq. But the war went ahead despite public opposition. This striking image illustrates two key aspects of the last decade – a government pursuing a thoroughly militaristic agenda, and a public resistant to going along with it.

  • 15 Dec 2009

    Employees of the arms company Lockheed Martin experienced a surprise seasonal visit when activists turned up in festive costume to sing “updated” carols. The singers focused on the company's role in making nuclear weapons.

  • 4 Dec 2009

    Ekklesia has long proposed that Trident replacement should be halted.

  • 22 Oct 2009

    A pro-nuclear former minister has urged the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, to stick with his plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system. His comments are likely to fuel speculation that Brown is now doubting the policy.

  • 19 Oct 2009

    Five anti-nuclear protestors who face court this week have said that they showed “exactly the same commitment” as US President Barack Obama, whose work towards “a world without nuclear weapons” won him the Nobel Peace Prize.

  • 12 Oct 2009

    The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, is reported to be considering a proposal to scrap a quarter of the nuclear warheads owned by the British government. The news follows pressure for cuts in the light of similar moves by the USA and Russia.

  • 30 Sep 2009

    The Prime Minister, Gordon Brown, has been criticised for avoiding the issue of Trident in his speech to the Labour Party conference yesterday, despite the increasingly vocal opposition to its renewal.

  • 24 Sep 2009

    The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously in favour of the need to work towards a world free of nuclear weapons. The vote is seen as a step towards international agreements on reducing nuclear arsenals.

  • 23 Sep 2009

    The Prime Minister Gordon Brown is to respond to growing public pressure by announcing a cut in the number of Trident nuclear submarines from four to three. Campaigners welcomed the news but insisted that the cuts must go further.

  • 22 Sep 2009

    There are increasing signs that the UK government may reconsider plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system, with ministers hinting that renewal may be delayed, if not abandoned.