nuclear weapons

  • 3 May 2010

    The days preceding the opening of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference at the UN in New York on the 3 May 2010 have been both compelling and exhausting. Many international NGOs and their supporters have been busily engaged at the 'Disarm Now' International NGO Conference at the Riverside Church in Harlem, an historic and symbolic venue for the peace movement in the US.

  • 26 Apr 2010

    A senior Liberal Democrat has said his party may choose to scrap all the UK's nuclear weapons, suggesting a different emphasis to party leader Nick Clegg's focus on a cheaper alternative to Trident.

  • 25 Apr 2010

    The Green Party have welcomed comments by Plaid Cymru and the Scottish National Party (SNP) over the importance of nuclear weapons as an election issue.

  • 23 Apr 2010

    Plaid Cymru and the SNP have said they offer the only “real alternative” on nuclear arms, pointing out that the Liberal Democrats would replace Trident with a different nuclear system.

  • 23 Apr 2010

    The Tory and Labour supremos came together in last night's TV Leaders' Debate in an effort to defend the widely questioned replacement of Trident nuclear submarines.

  • 22 Apr 2010

    As the Tory and Labour leaders prepare nervously for the second round of head-to-head combat tonight, there can be little doubt that they both plan to take advantage of the foreign policy focus of the debate by attacking the Liberal Democrats’ policy on Trident.

  • 21 Apr 2010

    Plaid Cymru's election candidates have signed a pledge promising to stand up for the needs of pensioners. They said that a “living pension” is needed more than a nuclear weapons system.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The Tory Shadow Defence Secretary, Liam Fox, has today attacked Nick Clegg's criticism of the Trident nuclear weapons system, insisting that Trident renewal is necessary because the country faces “real threats”. He is right that Britain faces real threats – he just hasn't explained how Trident would be useful against any of them.

  • 17 Apr 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament insisted today that “Trident has become a key election issue" after controversy over nuclear arms appeared in the first televised "leaders' debate".

  • 12 Apr 2010

    Evangelical leaders including influential mega-church leader Rick Warren, are pushing the Obama administration and Congress to engage in diplomacy with Iran and North Korea and to reduce US nuclear arsenals.