Two projects vital for renewing the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde have been damned as “unachievable” by a UK Government watchdog.
The Ministry of Defence is facing criticism for lobbying up to 27 Westminster politicians on the “benefits” of nuclear weapons for the union.
The Royal Navy has refused to say whether anyone was disciplined following an incident in which a nuclear submarine nearly crashed into a ferry.
A ruling allowing the Ministry of Defence to keep nuclear safety problems secret has been condemned as a threat to democracy, with “devastating” accident risks.
The UK government is accused of secretly boosting the number of Trident nuclear warheads stored on the Clyde over the last five years.
The cost of UK programmes to replace Trident and nuclear submarines on the Clyde increased by over £1 billion in a year, according to data released by the Ministry of Defence.
The Ministry of Defence has banned its military and civilian staff from speaking publicly about Trident nuclear weapons in Scotland.
Trident submarine commanders unleashing a nuclear attack cannot be held responsible under law for their actions, according to the Ministry of Defence's former nuclear policy chief.
Staff shortages have prevented an official watchdog from completing all “essential tasks” to ensure the safety of the UK nuclear weapons programme, according to a previously confidential Ministry of Defence report.