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.
The UK government’s nuclear safety watchdog has criticised the Ministry of Defence for hiding efforts to ensure the safety of Britain’s nuclear bomb programme under a cloak of secrecy.
The UK government’s £11 billion programme to deliver seven new nuclear-powered submarines to the Clyde has been delayed for 17 months because of “emergent technical issues”.
The UK government’s nuclear weapons programme is facing 21 technical and logistical risks and could end up costing taxpayers £172 billion, according to a new report.
Plans by the Royal Navy to celebrate 50 years of British nuclear weapons at sea are "horrifying" and should be abandoned, say peace campaigners.
The Ministry of Defence has recorded more than 500 safety mishaps with nuclear submarines on the Clyde since 2006 - half of them in the last four years.
The Ministry of Defence has been formally reprimanded by its internal safety regulator for five nuclear safety breaches, according to documents seen by The Ferret.
The Ministry of Defence has come under fierce fire after refusing to reveal the official safety ratings given by its watchdog for the Trident nuclear weapons system on the Clyde.