Archive of 1 July 2014

'If the UK is in the position where it has to use these weapons then the deterrent has failed.'

Comment: Trident is a child's security blanket

Nuclear deterrents make the world more dangerous and no one safer. If the UK is in the position where it has to use these weapons then the deterrent has failed.

  • HMS Astute is an operational nuclear-powered submarine in the Royal Navy,

    Trident renewal: Both inevitable and hypocritical

    Contradictions and myths make it difficult for politicians to hold an intellectually coherent position on Trident. The resulting compromise is full of flaws - and could even be illegal.

  • David Cameron's Cabinet is dominated by ministers who went to boarding schools

    Have boarding schools damaged politicians?

    Everyone knows David Cameron and his Cabinet are posh. Yet few in Westminster will accept a psychotherapist's claim that their boarding school backgrounds have fundamentally crippled their ability to lead.

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