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    1. December 15, 2014

      UK election threat to nuclear deterrent

      The UK would need to abandon its independent nuclear deterrent if Labour wants to form a coalition after the general...

    2. November 15, 2014

      Nicola Sturgeon sets out SNP’s price for supporting Labour

      The Scottish National party would demand substantial devolution and policy rethinks on austerity and nuclear weapons as the...

    1. September 17, 2014

      Whitehall prepares should Yes camp win

      The civil service has produced briefing papers that will ensure ministers and officials are not be starting from scratch...

    2. September 16, 2014

      Alex Salmond brushes aside the foreign policy facts for Scotland

      Scotland will renounce weapons of mass destruction and then saunter into the Nato nuclear alliance. So eager will be the EU...

    3. September 8, 2014

      Yes vote threatens UK’s influence on international stage

      Scottish independence would be geographically dramatic for the UK: it would lose just under a third – 32 per cent – of its...

    4. August 14, 2014

      Doubts over timing of Trident move from Scotland

      The cost of relocating the UK’s nuclear force out of an independent Scotland would be manageable but the process was not...

    5. July 20, 2014

      Labour grassroots ideas brought down to earth

      The atmosphere was electric as Labour delegates gathered this weekend for their one-off “National Policy Forum”: at least in...

    6. July 16, 2014

      Labour plans part nationalisation of UK railways

      Labour has insisted that part-nationalisation of the railway system will not scare away private companies, claiming...

    7. July 1, 2014

      Britain should renew Trident nuclear weapons says report

      Britain should renew its nuclear weapons programme, according to a cross-party group of MPs and experts, although it should...

    8. April 15, 2014

      Defenders of union come under fire over tactics

      Philip Hammond, defence secretary, on Tuesday concluded two weeks of heavy pounding by the British military on Alex Salmond,...

    9. April 15, 2014

      First Sea Lord warns on Scottish independence

      A vote for Scottish independence would strike at the “very heart” of Britain’s maritime defence forces, the UK First Sea...

    10. April 1, 2014

      Mixed messages on Scotland’s future

      In recent days the pro-unionist Better Together campaign in Scotland has suffered a significant and avoidable reverse. One...

    11. March 30, 2014

      Alex Salmond blasts Westminister’s currency union ‘bluff’

      Alex Salmond has claimed the No campaign against Scottish independence is “holed below the waterline” as he sought to...

    12. February 5, 2014

      Scots’ vote threatens to make Trident unaffordable say MPs

      Scottish independence would reignite the battle over Britain’s nuclear deterrent, driving up the price so it might no longer...

    13. February 5, 2014

      Aircraft carrier embodies Scotland’s links to rest of UK

      Building an aircraft carrier is a big job: workers labouring on the 65,000-tonne Queen Elizabeth that towers above the north...

    14. February 5, 2014

      Ministry urges defence companies to warn Scots about independence

      Senior figures at the Ministry of Defence are putting pressure on defence companies to intervene in the Scottish...

    15. January 30, 2014

      UK’s Joint Forces Command to have bigger role in military projects

      UK military projects and procurement will fall increasingly to the new Joint Forces Command, the defence secretary has said,...

    16. November 21, 2013

      Government rejects MPs’ call to prepare for Scottish independence

      The UK government has dismissed a call from MPs to begin urgent contingency planning in case Scotland votes for...

    17. September 27, 2013

      Scotland independence threatens nuclear deterrent

      Scottish independence is a “serious threat” to the viability of the UK’s nuclear deterrent and the British government should...

    18. July 16, 2013

      The argument for Trident is settled

      For the past three years, Britain’s defence chiefs have been forced to make big cuts in military capability in response to...

    19. July 16, 2013

      Alexander calls for UK to abandon round-the-clock nuclear deterrent

      Labour and the Conservatives have both vowed to keep the UK’s round-the-clock nuclear deterrent, after the Liberal Democrats...

    20. July 15, 2013

      Tories dismiss Lib Dem ideas for Trident

      Tensions between the coalition partners over the future of Britain’s nuclear weapons system have been exposed as the Liberal...

    21. July 15, 2013

      Q&A: UK Trident review

      Why is the future of Britain’s nuclear weapons suddenly the focus of debate? The UK needs to take a decision over the future...

    22. July 11, 2013

      Independent Scotland would face huge pressure over Trident bases

      Of all the policy challenges thrown up by Scotland’s historic independence referendum, few are as acute as the implications...

    23. July 11, 2013

      Scottish government says no place for Trident in independent state

      The Scottish government has said the UK would have to remove Trident nuclear forces from Scotland if the nation votes for...

    24. May 29, 2013

      Lib Dems’ scaled-down Trident plan ‘risks thousands of jobs’

      Thousands of jobs could be at risk if the Liberal Democrats win their battle to replace the Trident nuclear weapons system...

    25. May 27, 2013

      Trident UK’s best option, says review

      Britain will have to continue with the submarine-launched Trident weapons system, the long-awaited Whitehall review into the...

    26. April 4, 2013

      Cameron battles for Trident and union

      David Cameron had himself winched on to a ballistic missile submarine in Scottish waters on Thursday as he battled to defend...

    27. April 4, 2013

      Cameron warns against scrapping Trident

      David Cameron, the British prime minister, has warned that scrapping Trident, the UK’s submarine-based nuclear weapons...

    28. January 23, 2013

      Nuclear defence policy hit by fresh blow

      The government’s insistence on an identical replacement for the UK’s nuclear deterrent will receive a fresh blow on...

    29. December 18, 2012

      Hammond to put case for new Trident

      Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, will make a renewed attempt on Wednesday to argue that current work on the...

    30. December 12, 2012

      Trident decision ‘threatens jobs’

      A decision by the government not to build a like-for-like replacement of Britain’s submarine-based nuclear deterrent would...

    31. October 30, 2012

      Q&A: The UK nuclear deterrent

      Why is the future of Britain’s nuclear deterrent being debated at themoment ? This is a rare opportunity to make a radical...

    32. October 29, 2012

      Future of Trident splits coalition

      The Conservatives and Liberal Democrats were in open disagreement over the future of the UK’s independent nuclear weapons...

    33. October 28, 2012

      Hammond backs nuclear missile revamp

      Philip Hammond, defence secretary, will on Monday throw his weight behind plans for a like-for-like replacement of the UK...

    34. October 25, 2012

      Need for leaders to agree on N-deterrent

      David Cameron and Alex Salmond need to agree on what the impact of Scottish independence would be on the UK’s nuclear...

    35. September 9, 2012

      Trident’s future

      David Cameron’s reshuffle has prompted much talk about the possible implications of ministerial changes for government...

    36. September 5, 2012

      Lib Dems criticise Clegg over ministers

      Senior Liberal Democrats have criticised Nick Clegg for pulling his ministers out of both the Foreign Office and Ministry of...

    37. July 29, 2012

      Private groups to help guard Trident

      Private companies will be hired to help look after Trident nuclear missiles in Scotland, the Ministry of Defence has...

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