Nuclear Education Trust

Research

  • Labour Party Attitudes to Nuclear Disarmament: Past and Present

    The results of a long-standing study into attitudes within the Labour Party on nuclear disarmament, funded by the Nuclear Education Trust, were presented at a seminar in Portcullis House, London, on 28 February 2017 chaired by Kelvin Hopkins MP.
     
    The study's findings were presented by author Carol Turner, who conducted the study, who explained how Labour's policy on nuclear weapons began to develop in the period immediately after World War II,... Read more

  • The British Bomb and NATO

    New study finds role of UK's nuclear contribution to NATO is 'exaggerated'

    A new report on the contribution that Britain's nuclear weapons make to the NATO alliance concludes that their political significance ‘may be exaggerated’ and their role in relationships with NATO partners is ‘hotly contested’.

    The report, published 1st December 2015 by the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (... Read more

  • UK Defence Needs and International Nuclear Disarmament Responsibilities

    Report finds: No current or foreseeable threat and no military use - nuclear weapons debate overdue but now critical

    The inquiry into the UK's Defence Needs and International Nuclear Disarmament Responsibilities was carried out for NET by Connect Communications, an award-winning, independent political communications agency. The report is based on written submissions and a series of interviews with current and past Defence Secretaries and Ministers,... Read more

  • Trident Alternatives Review and the Future of Barrow

    This research considered the economic and employment implications for Barrow-in-Furness, where the UK 's nuclear submarines are built, if the Trident replacement programme is cancelled.  It showed that the submarine shipyard need not close if Trident is not renewed and that regeneration funding at the level of £100 million based on a government defence industrial strategy could replace a thousand jobs. 

    The Findings
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  • British military attitudes to nuclear weapons and disarmament

    A ground-breaking study into how the UK's military community views nuclear weapons and disarmament has highlighted significant concerns about the costs and risks of Trident, raising questions about its future. The funding crisis facing the Ministry of Defence means that nuclear weapons spending is increasingly seen as unjustifiable when conventional equipment is needed and many have lost their jobs.

    The findings of the study were based on interviews... Read more