Category - trident

  • July 16, 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.

  • July 6, 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.

  • June 27, 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.

  • June 16, 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.

  • June 10, 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.

  • June 8, 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”.

  • June 2, 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.

  • May 29, 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.

  • May 22, 2010

    Pressure is growing on defence ministers, who appear to have ruled out including Trident in their strategic review. The Lib Dems have been accused of accepting Tory policy on the issue.

  • May 12, 2010

    The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament today called on the Liberal Democrats to clarify the details of their coalition agreement with the Conservatives with regard to Trident replacement.