12 August, 2022


Scotland’s First Minister: Independent Scotland Would Resist Pressure Over Trident Missiles

First minister rejected suggestions that UK could keep nuclear weapons on Clyde if country voted for independence

Aex Salmond has said an independent Scotland would resist pressure to keep Trident missiles on the Clyde as his party stakes its claim to be the country’s most effective opponent to the Tories.

Scotland’s first minister rejected suggestions that independence would allow the rest of the UK to continue using the Trident base on the Clyde on a lease, in the same way UK forces have bases in Cyprus or the US has its base in Guantánamo Bay.

Read more in the Guardian

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