Scottish CND is to be commended for addressing one of the most potentially explosive issues that could face an independent Scotland: removing Trident from the Clyde.
As we report today, independent nuclear weapons experts have endorsed the credibility of Scottish CND's practical guide to eliminating weapons of mass destruction within two years of independence. The Scottish Government has "welcomed" the report, which of course presupposes that Scotland votes Yes in the independence referendum in 2014. The UK Ministry of Defence is rather less enthusiastic. In a previously unpublished internal risk assessment – also revealed by this paper today – the MoD expresses concern about the "potential threat" posed to Britain's nuclear deterrent by the policies of the SNP.
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