THE debate inside the SNP on the party's approach to Nato membership heats up today following the formal tabling of the amendment to the controversial conference motion.
At the party's annual conference in Perth in October, Westminster leader and defence spokesman Angus Robertson will propose a controversial U-turn on the SNP's long-standing stance that it would leave Nato after independence.
SNP MSP Jamie Hepburn whose amendment is put in motion today, challenges Mr Robertson's plans to remain in the alliance subject to retaining Scotland's position as a non-nuclear power. He is convinced the mood of the party is in favour of the current position of remaining outside Nato.
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