trident

  • 2 Aug 2010

    Visiting the Hiroshima and Nagasaki exhibition currently on display in central London is an emotionally charged experience.

  • 1 Aug 2010

    A survivor of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima has urged an audience in London to tackle the root causes of war, marking the sixty-fifth anniversary of the bombing.

  • 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.

  • 16 Jul 2010

    The MoD is resisting a Treasury plan to make it pay for Trident and its replacement. CND say this shows it to be far from an essential weapon system.

  • 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.

  • 27 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has tried to use Armed Forces Day to whip up support for the unpopular war in Afghanistan, but the ruinous cost of ineffective military spending is clearly at odds with his government's rhetoric about the urgent need for cuts.

  • 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.

  • 8 Jun 2010

    David Cameron has said the government's massive cuts will be delivered in a way that “strengthens and unites the country”. His words remind me of his colleague's George Osborne's claim that, when it comes to tackling the economic situation, “we're all in this together”.

  • 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.