What kind of relationship do we want to have with the rest of the world?
UK Nuclear Weapons Policy and Diplomacy
In 1987, The Barrow Alternative Employment Committee argued for UK marine civil engineering opportunities, rather than nuclear submarine production, for its skilled local workforce.
The decision to buy a new class of submarines is premature and can be delayed for a decade
There is no need to rush into a decision when there is the option of becoming a virtual nuclear weapon state
The current rush is unnecessary, reduces military flexibility and interoperability with the US, undermines the NPT and stymies an open debate.
Blair has turned a six-year opportunity to discuss replacing Trident into a six-month rubber-stamping exercise
Congress should eliminate the million earmarked to convert Trident II D-5 SLBMs to carry conventional warheads – and Nato allies should voice opposition to it
Britain could help project European power in international security