Armed Ministry of Defence police are planning to increase patrols in civilian areas outwith the Clyde nuclear bases, prompting fears about the “increasing militarisation” of the area.
The UK government has been lambasted for rejecting a move by the United Nations to outlaw nuclear weapons.
More than £74 million of public money is spent every year to guard Trident warheads and nuclear submarines on the Clyde and across the UK.
The US Embassy in London dismissed Scottish Government plans to get rid of Trident after independence, according to secret cables published by The Ferret.
The Infrastructure and Projects Authority told the Cabinet Office that £31bn programme for new nuclear submarines faces “major risks”.
Successive Westminster governments have deceived the public by pretending that Trident is a British bomb when it’s actually American, according to a new expert report.
New safety fears over 10-year failure to recruit enough skilled and experienced staff to work on UK nuclear weapons and submarines.
Mock nuclear accident tests involving the emergency services have revealed life-threatening delays, equipment shortages, and communication breakdowns.
Trident submarines are plagued by serious security lapses, beset by multiple safety blunders and “a disaster waiting to happen”, according to a nuclear weapons engineer turned whistleblower now being hunted by the police.