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Nuclear weapons out of Scotland within three years of independence, SNP agrees,

Nuclear weapons out of Scotland within three years of independence, SNP agrees, The National, By Kirsteen Paterson  @kapaterson 12 Sept 21,

NUCLEAR weapons must be removed from the River Clyde within three years of an independence vote, SNP members agree.

At today’s party conference, which is being held remotely, members voted by 528 to 14 in favour of a resolution calling upon “a future SNP government of an independent Scotland to remove nuclear weapons from Scotland within three years”.

Speaking in favour of the move, SNP CND convener Bill Ramsay urged members not to allow HM Naval Base Clyde, which houses the Trident system, to become “Guantanamo on the Clyde”, retained as UK territory in a sovereign Scottish state, and Joan Anderson of the party’s Glasgow Kelvin branch spoke against the potential for a “Gibraltar model” which would allow “de facto colonial possession” of the site, near Helensburgh………..

Under SNP defence diversification plans, the base could become the headquarters of an independent Scottish conventional military, a move which could cushion the local economy from the impact of Trident removal.

September 13, 2021 - Posted by | UK, weapons and war

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