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Independent Scotland would ban hosting Trident nuclear missile base

Nicola Sturgeon: Ban on nuclear weapons in Scotland will go ahead with Independent vote Daily Record Jun 15, 2014 08:25 By  TRIDENT will be removed by 2020 with a Yes vote, promises the Deputy First Minister, as part of a newly written constitution for Scotland.SCOTLAND will be a nuclear-free zone for good if the country votes for independence, Nicola Sturgeon has vowed.

The SNP have vowed that the Trident nuclear defence system would be removed from its Clyde base by 2020.

And the Deputy First Minister will promise to enshrine a ban on nuclear weapons in a written constitution after a Yes vote when she gives a speech at Edinburgh University tomorrow.

Sturgeon said: “Scottish taxpayers have been paying to have one of the largest concentrations of nuclear weapons in Europe on our doorsteps. It’s high time that comes to an end.

“The people of Scotland now have the opportunity to remove Trident before we are hit with a share of the further £100billion in costs for a new generation of weapons of mass destruction on the Clyde.

“The Scottish Government will propose a constitutional prohibition on nuclear weapons being based in Scotland. This way they would never return.”……

June 16, 2014 - Posted by | general

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