SNP to propose enshrining nuclear weapons ban in law
NEWS: The Deputy First Minister has restated the SNP’s opposition to nuclear weapons in Scottish territory, with suggestions that a ban on nuclear weapons could be enshrined into Scots law.
There had been suggestions that the party’s anti-nuclear stance could be up for negotiation after a ‘Yes’ vote – Scotland is currently home to the Trident nuclear submarines which are a key part of the Nato arsenal.
The Scottish government is to propose that the removal of nuclear weapons should be a legal requirement in an independent Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon has revealed.
SNP ministers believe that removing nuclear weapons from Scottish territory should be included in an independent Scotland’s interim constitution – a move that would put a constitutional duty on the Scottish Government to negotiate towards taking Trident out of the Clyde.