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Osborne’s Hinkley vanity project deserves to be buried alongside his political career

29 July 2016 9:50

Yesterday was supposed to be the day the nuclear button was finally pressed – a vote by the board of…

A Trident nuclear submarine (Getty).

A Trident debate could send chaos into the heart of Scottish Labour

26 January 2016 16:42

When will ministers hold their vote on Trident renewal? The Sun reports today that the ‘main gate’ decision on the size…

Owen Paterson. Image: Getty

Owen Paterson's speech on abandoning climate change targets – full text

15 October 2014 20:00

Tonight former Environment Secretary Owen Paterson gave the Global Warming Policy Foundation’s annual lecture. Here’s how he said we should go…


‘What’s more important obeying a Brussels directive or keeping the lights on?’

30 June 2013 12:44

Andrew Neil’s interview of Michael Fallon on The Sunday Politics was a reminder of just how much of UK energy…

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad delivers a speech under a portrait of Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Image: Getty

Breakfast with the Supreme Leader

5 February 2013 8:13

I have a piece in the Wall Street Journal (Europe) this morning: ‘Take Iran At Its Word’ can be found…

Iran nuclear weapons

Iran keeps saying it’s nuking up – despite what its Western apologists say

14 August 2012 17:39

The same problem keeps occurring for the megaphones of Iranian propaganda in the West: they keep being let down by…

Ministers Arrive For A Cabinet Meeting

Too much government meddling undermines the energy market

19 July 2012 15:15

Pity Ed Davey. At some point in the next few months, the Energy and Climate Change Secretary is going to…


From the archives: Chernobyl, as seen from Minsk

27 April 2012 19:25

It was this week in 1986 that the Soviet Union admitted there was a nuclear accident in Chernobyl. We’ve dug…

L’entente nucléaire

17 February 2012 14:29

There’s no wound that a press conference won’t heal, or at least that’s the impression that David Cameron and Nicolas…


An Israeli strike on Iran?

3 February 2012 21:17

Will they or won’t they? Most political parlour games involve a question of this kind and the one about whether…

Will Israel bomb a near-nuclear Iran in 2012?

30 December 2011 14:51

An Israeli strike on Iran has to be the most over-predicted event of recent years. It was meant to happen…

Monbiot’s mission

5 April 2011 16:30

George Monbiot is undergoing an astounding and very public transformation. Last week he overcame the habit of a lifetime and…

The cost to a nation

3 April 2011 16:24

When the West looks at Japan, it’s strange that so much attention falls on the Japanese nuclear plants when the…

The yellow bird of liberty stretches its wings

30 March 2011 9:17

Remember when Nick Clegg said that the coalition was shuffling into a new phase? One where his party would would…

Nuclear hysteria

22 March 2011 15:14

The above Japanese video – explaining the nuclear accident to children — makes a lot more sense than many of…

A Sinner Repents

22 March 2011 14:23

Fair play to George Monbiot: You will not be surprised to hear that the events in Japan have changed my…

From the archives: fleeing nuclear catastrophe

18 March 2011 18:38

As the severity of the Fukushima nuclear disaster is upgraded and thousands of people are evacuated from Japan, here’s Samuel…

Meltdown danger

15 March 2011 9:01

The situation in Japan is deteriorating further. In the early hours of this morning, the last workers are said to…

How Iran’s nuclear programme was delayed

16 January 2011 18:52

Iran’s nuclear programme is the most likely source of a major global conflict. So it is highly significant that the…

Obama stands firm on Korea

24 November 2010 9:04

There is no diplomacy with maniacs. North Korea has been the grip of one or another lunatic for 60 years;…

The mad hermit strikes

23 November 2010 11:01

North Korea has again put itself at the centre of international relations. As the US pushed for a start to…

Neo-isolationism is NATO’s greatest enemy

19 November 2010 15:36

As NATO leaders gather for a key summit in Lisbon, expect the newspapers to be full of the usual “why…

Clegg must resist temptation

16 August 2010 11:16

As Pete notes, Nick Clegg is moderating the debate over the spending review in David Cameron’s absence. It’s an unenviable…

Officials: Better than 50 percent chance that Israel will strike Iran next year

12 August 2010 18:44

The Iran issue has dropped down the news agenda in recent months. But that doesn’t mean it has gone away.…

Huhne backs nuclear energy through gritted teeth

9 August 2010 16:33

You could almost hear the thumbscrews being tightened as Chris Huhne appeared on Today this morning to back nuclear power.…