Tag Archives: Trident

Trident: not as future-proof as our politicians like to pretend

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The UK’s possession of nuclear weapons is often justified in terms of uncertainty about the future. However, developments at home and abroad may one day make the UK’s Trident weapons system politically (and legally) impossible.

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The government faces difficult questions on Trident after the election

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There are options for the next government beyond full replacement or scrapping the system.

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Five interesting stories about Trident

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There have been some interesting stories about Trident in the press of late. Here are just a few of them.

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Don’t want to cut the army, then cut Trident

The cuts to the number of army personnel are being blamed on austerity. They might just as well be blamed on the outdated Cold War thinking of our leaders.

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Welsh faith leaders say no to nuclear

The Western Mail is today reporting that a number of faith leaders in Wales are calling on the UK government to scrap the country’s nuclear deterrent altogether.

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Proponents of Trident are trapped in a bygone era

The argument for keeping the Trident nuclear deterrent boils down to the following: by getting rid of Trident Britain will lose its position as a leading world power; it will also leave the country open to attack by hostile powers.

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Trident: one good cut the government could make

When the money spent on Trident could be used to quadruple our investment in renewable energy, or scrap tuition fees for 30 years, or fully fund all A&E services in hospitals for 40 years – this is one good cut that the government can make.

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Trident: Where the money might better be used

It seems increasingly likely that the Labour Party plans to fight the 2015 election on a platform of retaining Britain’s nuclear deterrent. Instead it ought to consider the innumerable better things the money might be spent on.

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Trident: Time for Des Browne and others to follow the logic

It is time for Des Browne and others to follow the logic on Trident, writes Kate Hudson, general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

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Disarming Trident: A practical guide to de-activating and dismantling the UK’s nukes

CND lays out the way in which the UK could achieve disarmament in the near future – with widespread cuts to the MOD, is this not the time to scrap Trident?

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