SCOTTISH independence could lead to "unilateral nuclear disarmament" for the rest of the UK or mean Britain's nuclear weapons being based abroad for many years while a suitable site in England is found, a Labour MP has claimed.
SCOTTISH independence could lead to \"unilateral nuclear disarmament\" for the rest of the UK or mean Britain's nuclear weapons being based abroad for many years while a suitable site in England is found, a Labour MP has claimed.
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MICHAEL SETTLE UK POLITICAL EDITOR
Ian Davidson, the Labour chairman of the Commons Scottish Affairs Committee, made the claim after the group visited Faslane yesterday, the home to the UK's nuclear deterrent.
The committee is looking at implications for the UK's defence and its defence industry should Scotland become independent. The SNP has made clear it wants to see nuclear weapons removed from the Clyde as soon as possible should Scots back independence.
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