‘Independent Scotland will get nuclear weapons out’

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From the Daily Record in Scotland:

Nicola Sturgeon: Ban on nuclear weapons in Scotland will go ahead with Independent vote

June 15, 2014 08:25

By Mark Aitken

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.”

Sturgeon met supporters including Deacon Blue singer Ricky Ross at the National Convention of Yes Volunteers in Stirling yesterday.

They are committed in their efforts to secure victory in the independence referendum.

And the SNP pledge after a Yes vote is that an interim constitution would propose the removal of nuclear weapons and a permanent one after 2016 would state they can never again be based in Scotland.

Sturgeon said the UK was the only EU country without a written constitution. She added: “Only independence can ensure that this changes for the future.”

See also here.

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri) warned yesterday that the world’s nuclear weapons powers appear determined to maintain their nuclear capacity indefinitely: here.

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