FROM Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

Commenting on the political response to George Osborne’s visit to Faslane, Arthur West (Chair of Scottish CND) said:

“The Chancellor has scored a political own goal by today’s announcement. His appearance in Scotland today has probably increased the substantial support already enjoyed by pro-independence and anti-Trident political parties in Scotland. It has also likely to have bolstered the Jeremy Corbyn labour leadership campaign which has been marked by a clear stance in favour of scrapping trident.

“It was also revealing that when Osborne was reminded about the number of Scottish MPs who were against Trident he made it clear that they would be out-voted by pro-Trident MPs from other parts of the UK. In making this response it seemed as if the Chancellor was encouraging a Yes vote in the event of another independence referendum.”

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John Ainslie


Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament

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