ALEX Salmond has insisted an independent Scotland would seek to trade in Britain's Scottish-based nuclear arsenal for "something more useful" as part of a prolonged negotiation with the UK Government.
ALEX Salmond has insisted an independent Scotland would seek to trade in Britain's Scottish-based nuclear arsenal for \"something more useful\" as part of a prolonged negotiation with the UK Government.
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MICHAEL SETTLE UK POLITICAL EDITOR
The First Minister made the comment as he endorsed the move by his SNP colleague Angus Robertson, the party's defence spokesman, to ditch the Nationalists' long-held opposition to an independent Scotland joining the Nato nuclear alliance – provided Trident missiles were removed from Scottish soil.
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