SNP defence spokesman Angus Robertson
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SNP: Vote 'Yes' to oppose Trident nuclear weapons

It is in the UK's national interest to keep the Trident nuclear weapons system, a group of former ministers, diplomats and generals have argued.

The Trident Commission said holding on to nuclear weapons could help deter threats to the UK's security in the future.

But SNP defence spokesman Angus Robertson argued that his party had not been involved in the cross-party talks and "would certainly not have agreed to the conclusion of the commission".

He told the BBC that the only way Scotland could get rid of Trident was to vote "Yes" in the Scottish independence referendum on 18 September.

  • 01 Jul 2014
  • From the section UK
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