8th July 2015

SNP team debate Transport of Nuclear Weapons

Margaret Ferrier
A weapons convoy in Stirling

A convoy of warheads is transported round Stirling Ring Road. Image courtesy of “Stirling’s Secret Visitors” Stirling SND

An SNP team of Margaret Ferrier, Gavin Newlands, Steven Paterson and Kirsten Oswald moved a debate in Westminster Hall, an Annex of the House of Commons, with the Secretary of State for Defence on the movement of Nuclear weapons, round the country. This is of particular interest to us here in Stirling and Glasgow who are right on the main transport routes as warheads move from Aldermaston to Faslane and back.

The response of Penny Mordaunt Sec of State for Defence struck us as dismissive and condescending.

You may like to read more in our opinion piece on Scrapping Trident: A Red Line Issue