Independence would sink Trident for good

THE presence of nuclear weapons on the Clyde has long been a contentious issue.

SCOTTISH MPs are supposed to fight our corner at Westminster, so who knows what Labour’s Jim Murphy was thinking when he described my column on Trident last week as an “odious misrepresentation”.

Jim should have joined me in condemning the Ministry of Defence after they admitted that nuclear submarines were far too dangerous to be docked at Devonport Naval Base in southern England – but fine for Scotland

The chilling admission came in response to a Freedom of Information request from Scottish CND. It revealed that the subs do not have the safety clearance to dock in Devonport at Plymouth because of the risks to the population.

This is understandable. But it is “odious” to then say they should remain in Scotland.

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