Scots ‘keener than English to keep Trident on Clyde’
NEWS: The British social attitudes survey has revealed that more Scots support Trident nuclear missiles staying on the Clyde than favour removing them.
The finding is one of many interesting referendum points mentioned in the survey: elsewhere, John Curtice looks at differences between Scotland and the rest of the UK, while The Guardian analyse responses on North Sea oil and further devolution.
More Scots believe Trident nuclear missiles should stay in the country if it becomes independent than think the weapons should be removed, research has revealed.
Two-fifths of people north of the Border said that if there was a Yes vote in the referendum, Britain’s nuclear submarines – currently sited at the Faslane base on the Clyde – could continue to be based there.