Category - nuclear weapons

  • 30 Jul 2010

    The Ministry of Defence (MoD) must pay the entire cost of renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system, the government confirmed today. This increases the chances of Trident renewal being delayed or scrapped as nuclear weapons have previously been funded by the Treasury.

  • 6 Jul 2010

    The Defence Secretary has admitted that the “value-for-money” review of Trident will be completed by the end of July, provoking suspicion that he is only going through the motions.

  • 24 Jun 2010

    The Lib Dem defence minister, Nick Harvey, has confirmed that the coalition government will go ahead with like-for-like replacement of the Trident nuclear weapons system without considering alternatives.

  • 16 Jun 2010

    Campaigners have criticised Liam Fox's decision not to include Trident in the Strategic Defence Review, saying it is mystifying how he could express the need for a "clean break" from Cold War-legacy thinking without being willing to review the '"greatest Cold War legacy" - the Trident nuclear weapon system.

  • 10 Jun 2010

    The Liberal Democrats have been accused of voting “against their own policy” after opposing a motion to include the Trident nuclear weapons system in the Strategic Defence Review.

  • 10 Jun 2010

    Is it time to start work on banning nuclear weapons? “Yes” says a growing majority of governments and civil society groups. “No” insists a tiny nuclear-armed minority. Jonathan Frerichs reports.

  • 2 Jun 2010

    The coalition government will come under pressure on nuclear weapons today, as a number of new MPs from different parties visit Downing Street to call for government action on disarmament.

  • 29 May 2010

    An alliance of nine UK Churches has expressed disappointment at the failure of nuclear weapons states to agree deadlines for actions on nuclear disarmament.

  • 27 May 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) welcomed the announcement yesterday concerning the size of Britain's nuclear arsenal but pointed out the government's continued failure to review Trident.

  • 26 May 2010

    The revelation that the Israeli government in the 1980s considered selling nuclear weapons to the apartheid regime in South Africa has triggered fresh criticisms of Israel's current nuclear policies.