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SNP Demands Clear Stance on Trident From Scottish Labour Leader

Sputnik – 11.10.2015

Scotland’s Labour Party must clarify its position on the Trident nuclear deterrent system, the Scottish National Party (SNP) said as quoted by local media Sunday.

“This has been another week of absolute chaos for the Labour party on the issue of Trident,” the UK Press Association quoted SNP member of Scottish Parliament Bill Kidd as saying.

Kidd accused Scottish Labour Party leader Kezia Dugdale of misleading the public over whether Labour supports the ruling Conservative Party’s plan to renew the aging system or backs SNP’s position to scrap it.

Kidd demanded from Dugdale in a statement this week “to be straight with the people of Scotland – will they back the SNP in getting rid of Trident or will they back the Tories in spending 100 billion pounds [$153 billion] on weapons of mass destruction?”

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn divided the party last week by publicly vowing not to deploy nuclear weapons under any circumstances and opposing the renewal of the Trident program.

On Wednesday, Prime Minister David Cameron said London will acquire four new Trident submarines “in the coming years.”

The Trident system is deployed at the UK Royal Navy’s Faslane naval base in Scotland, the United Kingdom’s only facility capable of hosting the four Vanguard-class ballistic missile-equipped submarines.

British Defense Procurement Minister Philip Dunne has said the so-called “main gate” decision on Trident’s successor is expected next year.

October 11, 2015 - Posted by | Economics, Militarism, War Crimes | , ,


  1. This is an international issue, not limited to the UK, nor is US nuclear weapons existence, solely in internal issue in the USA. The world needs an international referendum of disarmament of weapons of mass destruction. Power must be decentralized, not monopolized! Law must be enforced internationally.

    We need to understand the power we have under the provisions of the ‘Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide an… obligation to prevent genocide dovetails nicely with the responsibility to protect, recognized in 2005 by the United Nations General Assembly and endorsed the following year by the Security Council.


    Comment by Bill Mitchell | October 11, 2015 | Reply

  2. I could not get this posted to the article for which I wrote it. That article is at:

    Check both out and post if you get through. This is a first-time blockage of this site or my communication on any in for 20 years of online activities. — Bill

    What we just witnessed was a clear and present danger of a “false-flag” attack for instigation of World War III. I am not sure if that was James Baker admitting that he is a war criminal and Hillery his subtle co-conspirator. That is not a First Amendment protected free-speech we just witnessed, but a call of military aggression. If someone talked about killing them, they would be arrested and most likely never get out of jail.

    I hope this clip is seen by all the members of the US Armed Forces. And likewise all those in other nations worldwide.

    What would be the worldwide reaction IF Putin had said that, as seriously, and arrogantly. Baker should have gotten his ass-kicked in studio, he was thinking and urging nuclear war, which would wipe us all out, Fukushima is bad enough, and suddenly a drunk plutocrat threatens genocide and extinction! I think this was a War Crime and Crime Against Humanity, and a Crime Against Peace – The Nuremberg Principles.


    Comment by Bill Mitchell | October 11, 2015 | Reply

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