Author Archives: Kate Hudson

Trident: one good cut the government could make

When the money spent on Trident could be used to quadruple our investment in renewable energy, or scrap tuition fees for 30 years, or fully fund all A&E services in hospitals for 40 years – this is one good cut that the government can make.

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Trident: Time for Des Browne and others to follow the logic

It is time for Des Browne and others to follow the logic on Trident, writes Kate Hudson, general secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).

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Disarming Trident: A practical guide to de-activating and dismantling the UK’s nukes

CND lays out the way in which the UK could achieve disarmament in the near future – with widespread cuts to the MOD, is this not the time to scrap Trident?

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The Middle East must work to implement a WMD-free zone

If we are to be comfortable with the world which we hand down to future generations then we need a unified vision of a world free from nuclear weapons.

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Lessons from North Korea: There is a safer way to engage Iran

CND’s Kate Hudson assesses the lessons we can learn from North Korea engagement with the West after the accession of Kim Jong-un.

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Scottish independence would leave Trident dead – and the MoD don’t care

Kate Hudson, general secretary of CND, reports that the MoD have made no contingency plans as to what to do with Trident in the event of independence.

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Now we know: Thatcher shut down debate on Trident. Will the coalition follow course?

Kate Hudson of CND reveals what 1981’s cabinet papers show about Mrs Thatcher’s determination to secure Trident over the objections of her own party.

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Bypassing parliament, or: How the Tories learnt to stop worrying and renew the bomb

Kate Hudson reveals the extraordinary sums spent on Trident without any scrutiny by parliament.

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Tories plan to suppress Trident debate

This week defence secretary Philip Hammond stated the Trident Alternatives Review would not be made public, writes CND general secretary Kate Hudson.

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Memo to Westminster: UK “independent nuclear deterrent” not actually independent

No single element of the nuclear deterrent – neither submarine, nor missile, nor warhead – is independent despite politicians saying that is what we must have.

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