Trident Survey

We would like your views on continuing with nuclear weapons on our submarine fleet.

We held a debate at County Hall with  Bruce Kent and Unite the Union. Look at the blog pages for information.

Labour's defence review consultation document - click here.

These are key questions from the review:

How can we ensure that Britain’s military capabilities and our Armed Forces are fit to meet the challenges we will face?

Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?

How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?

What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?

 

 

Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?

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answered 2017-11-30 11:04:17 +0000
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: Yes
answered 2016-10-08 20:56:30 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-08-12 19:55:22 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: Nt relevant as the process of multilateral disarmament will take many years as it will require a significant change in the attitudes of the current regimes in Russia and China
answered 2016-08-12 19:53:25 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: By making it clear that we will recue our Nuclear Arsenal in line with progress towards full multilateral nuclear disarmament. To propose unilateral nuclear disarmament will not influence rogue states (North Korea) nor those powers who conceivably be hostile (sadly Russia at the moment)
answered 2016-08-12 19:49:42 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: Yes
answered 2016-08-12 08:19:24 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-08-02 22:55:24 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-05-03 23:24:35 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-29 11:53:39 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: The skills of the workforce can and should be used in alternative production as suggested in the Defence Diversification Agency proposals, with the money currently committed to Trident Renewal spent on supporting Renewable Energy to meet the other existential threat to life on this planet: climate change. It should be noted that many in the military themselves think that the Trident concept is already obsolete in view of technological developments in cyber warfare & underwater drones. The defence industry needs investment in equipment more appropriate to the modern world.
answered 2016-04-29 11:35:21 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: A pre-requisite is to abandon the the plans for Trident renewal so that the UK Government can honestly join the International dialogue with non-nuclear states to prevent nuclear proliferation and show its preparedness to meet its obligations under the NPT.
answered 2016-04-29 11:25:02 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-25 19:05:54 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: Whoa, this question requires an essay! Basically, trillions spent on a game of bluff to allay fear of invasion but nuclear fall-out knows no boundaries. Spread the massage!
answered 2016-04-25 18:42:55 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-25 17:06:14 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: Certainly people would loose jobs, but so also have workers at Port Talbot, in Redcar to mention 2 recent examples, and in many other industries. Britain’s whole manufacturing and engineering sector has been badly affected. We need a Labour gvt to invest in education, apprenticeships and to develop a modern and productive economy.
answered 2016-04-25 17:02:53 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: By remaining in the EU
answered 2016-04-25 14:58:57 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: Yes
answered 2016-04-25 09:15:42 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: Many years ago workers at Lucas Aerospace were asked a similar question and they replied that they would choose to manufacture things for peaceful means rather than military.
I passionately believe that NO jobs need be lost if our nuclear weapons industry were to be closed down and new industry’s developed. These new industry’s could include the research and design of solar, wind and wave technologies and i am convinced that with the advanced skills of the current nuclear industry workforce, our country could be a leading manufacturer and exporter of alternative energy production. Another possibility is for those skilled in submarine technology to develop there expertise in research/design/manufacture of exploration submarine vehicles, typically miniature subs whose purpose would be for scientific research on the ocean beds. Another possibility is to design/manufacture such marine vehicles to gather up the plastic particles, large and minute, from the oceans, to clean-up the oceans, so that marine life in all its forms can survive the current polluted state of our oceans. These marine subs or vehicles could be manufactured here and exported around the world. Our oceans could then meet the same criteria that we have for our rivers.
These suggestions are long term of course but then so are the vast monies spent on Trident and other nuclear weapons.
Our nation could enjoy in time the title ‘Paeceloving Seafaring Nation’.
answered 2016-04-25 08:55:14 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: By setting an example to other nations, especially those country’s who are considering or aiming to acquire nuclear weapons. In my view the only way we can set this example is to unilaterally disarm our nuclear capability. Multilateral disarmament has not worked. We can then effectively and more importantly ethically promote global nuclear disarmament.
answered 2016-04-25 08:50:39 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-24 22:04:45 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: The nuclear weapons industry is capital intensive, not worker intensive. Workers could be trained and deployed in more useful and timely work, for example in the renewable energy industry. Some of the money saved by giving up nuclear weapons could be used for this purpose.
answered 2016-04-24 22:02:49 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: Lead the way by unilaterally abandoning nuclear weapons, and supporting the aim of elimination of nuclear weapons worldwide.
answered 2016-04-24 22:01:02 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-24 21:15:23 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-24 19:59:43 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-24 19:25:09 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: Billions of pounds are providing only thousands of jobs. Do the maths. We have the money to spend but we can choose to spend the money and keep high tech jobs without having a criminal weapon of mass destruction.
answered 2016-04-24 19:22:44 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: Do not renew our Nuclear Missiles
answered 2016-04-24 19:21:49 +0100
Q: Will renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent help us protect Britain’s security?
A: No
answered 2016-04-24 15:53:46 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: When the Somerset Levels and other parts of the country were under water, we all became aware of the threats from global warming. Now we act as if the threat has receded, instead of using our undoubted engineering expertise to develope off shore wave power and other types of turbines to produce clean energy. Those engineers could be leading the way in flood defence and alleviation work as well, for example. I acknowledge that, although there could be plenty of jobs developed in that sector, the profits would not be immediate or as great as the arms trade. But our priorities have to shift
answered 2016-04-24 15:48:04 +0100
Q: How can we best contribute to international efforts towards nuclear disarmament?
A: By ridding ourselves of nuclear weapons as we are already signatories to an international treaty committing the UK to nuclear disarmament.
And by continuing to work internationally to rid the world of nuclear weapons
answered 2016-04-24 15:16:17 +0100
Q: What would be the implications of giving up Britain’s nuclear deterrent for British jobs and industry, and are there ways in which any problems could be alleviated?
A: Longterm I hope further jobs in other industries will become available but this will not happen quickly enough for current employees

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