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News and Views

17 May 2015

Trident submarines are plagued by serious security lapses, beset by multiple safety blunders and “a disaster waiting to happen”, according to a nuclear weapons engineer turned whistleblower now being hunted by the police.


Parliamentary Records

Mr Mike Hancock MP:

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Trident missiles are undergoing maintenance work.

Mr Philip Dunne (MoD): 

The UK’s Trident missiles are...


28 January 2015

Read about the latest political activity around nuclear weapons in the UK, including the Opposition Day Debate about Trident replacement.

Parliamentary update: Nuclear Weapons Policy Liaison Group, 5th - 26th January 2014

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