Nuclear weapons have almost been launched accidentally 13 times – it’s time to stop believing in the fantasy that Trident keeps us safe.
Independent 17th July 2016 read more »
Theresa May will lead the call to renew Trident today before a Commons vote that could provoke another split in the Labour Party. The Prime Minister has dismissed SNP pleas to delay the parliamentary debate on the UK’s nuclear deterrent. And in her first statement to the Commons as PM, May will open the Trident debate and make it clear she feels there is no greater responsibility than ensuring the safety and security of the nation.
Daily Record 18th July 2016 read more »
Theresa May will on Monday warn that the threat of a nuclear attack has “increased” as she calls on all MPs to back Trident, calling it the “ultimate safeguard” for British national security. In a major intervention designed to cement her as a Prime Minister fully committed to protecting national security, Mrs May will warn that it would be a “reckless gamble” to abandon the nuclear deterrent.
Telegraph 17th July 2016 read more »
THERESA May will today claim that scrapping Trident would be a “reckless gamble” likely to embolden the UK’s enemies ahead of a key vote on renewal of the nuclear deterrent. The Prime Minister, in her first Commons statement since replacing David Cameron, will attack the “misplaced idealism” of those who would abandon what she described as the “ultimate safeguard”. A Government motion in favour of commissioning four new nuclear-armed submarines is expected to win support of a majority of MPs tonight.
Herald 18th May 2016 read more »
Jeremy Corbyn insisted he would put nuclear disarmament at the heart of his leadership re-election campaign as he promised to vote against the renewal of Trident in a Commons debate that will expose deep divisions within the Labour party. In an interview with the Guardian at the Tolpuddle festival in Dorset, the party leader added that he would like Labour to switch to supporting unilateralism ahead of the motion that will likely cause MPs to split three ways on the future of the deterrent.
Guardian 17th July 2016 read more »