From the Papers

HUMANS should blast Mars with nuclear weapons in order to create a liveable atmosphere, according to a tech billionaire, Elon Musk. JEREMY CORBYN’S plans for a Defence Diversification Agency (DDA) will finally deal with one of the Labour Party’s chief failures — to provide a just transition away from the production of weapons of mass destruction to socially productive industries with high-skilled jobs.

Trident Renewal Opposition Day in Parliament

From Hansard

http://www.publications.parliament.uk/pa/cm201415/cmhansrd/cm150120/debtext/150120-0001.htm#15012040000286 There was a debate in Parliament Tuesday 20th January 2015. The motion was: That this House believes that Trident should not be renewed The majority of MPs voted against the motion, 3…

Trident and Related News

HMS Artful being launched. Barrow resident Rosalind Mitchell, reports that whereas in the past, the submarines were launched with some fanfare, nowadays it is a much more low-key affair. HMS Artful is the newest nuclear-powered attack submarine in the Royal Navy, and will carry 38 weapons including …

Bits From Abroad

BITS FROM ABROAD   Pentagon to boost missile defence spending by over $4 billion. The Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space reported recently that the US Defence Department i…

NUCLEAR POWER

The Commons Public Accounts Committee has said that the £70bn project to clean up Sellafield, Europe's most hazardous nuclear site, is more than a decade behind schedule, £2 billion over budget and …