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CND group urges SNP not to make Nato U-turn

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-scotland-politics-19379047

25 August 2012

 

Gareth Finn, SNP CND group convener, said: “The main aim is to educate SNP members about what membership of Nato would look like. I’d like to think they’re all anti-nuclear but when it comes to Nato, there’s a small number of people that seek to change policy.”

While Mr Finn sees Nato as a nuclear alliance, the SNP leadership has argued that an independent Scotland could join on condition that no nuclear weapons are allowed in the country.

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“I really think it is very naive to think if we are a member of Nato they will allow us to remove Trident”

Sandra White MSPSNP

“…Mr Finn has pointed to the experience of Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands, all Nato countries which host US nuclear weapons but are having to argue for their removal…..”

 

“…An SNP spokesman said: “The SNP has a cast-iron commitment to rid Scotland of nuclear weapons.

SNP members have the democratic opportunity to make their views on Nato membership clear at the annual conference in October, where we are going to have an excellent debate on defence policy, including reaffirming the party’s strong anti-nuclear stance….”

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