Category - Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

  • September 24, 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.

  • September 23, 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.

  • September 22, 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.

  • September 18, 2009

    New research published by Greenpeace and backed by senior politicians has warned that the cost of replacing the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons system will be over £95 billion – in contrast to the roughly £20 billion earmarked by the government.

  • September 17, 2009

    The US President, Barack Obama, has abandoned controversial plans to site a missile system in Poland and the Czech Republic. The decision is likely to ease tensions in the USA’s relations with Russia.

  • September 9, 2009

    The government's plans to renew the Trident nuclear weapons system have taken another blow with a poll revealing that voters would rather scrap nuclear weapons than see public spending cuts affecting health or education.

  • July 18, 2009

    The government has attracted derision after apparently changing a key nuclear policy twice within 24 hours – leaving it back where it started. The Ministry of Defence say decision-making on Trident will not be delayed.

  • July 17, 2009

    Public criticism and campaigning has led to the Prime Minister, Gordon Brown announcing a delay to plans for the renewal of the controversial Trident nuclear weapons system. Decisions will now be made after an international nuclear summit.

  • July 16, 2009

    The Prime Minister has today said that he wants to “make the world safer” through new global agreements on nuclear weapons. His critics say this is not consistent with the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons system.

  • July 15, 2009

    A newly published poll reveals that most of the British public want an end to the UK's ownership of nuclear weapons. This is thought to be the first time that such a view has attracted majority support.