Archive for September 14th, 2012


Scottish Nuclear Weapons – What If…?

Human Wrongs Watch

By Wilbert van der Zeijden, , Pressenza*Scottish independence has been pending for many years, or centuries if you take to that perspective, and now it’s closer than ever. It’s only a referendum away.

**Trident Boat | JohnED76| Wikimedia Commons

There’s two issues tied to the discussion on Scottish independence that trigger my professional interest. First, is the Trident nuclear missiles – the UK weapons of mass destruction deployed and stored in Faslane, Scotland.  What happens to those after independence? Second is the question whether independent Scotland will be – should be – part of NATO?

For a long time, the ruling Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP) held it that Scotland would neither become part of NATO nor allow England’s nuclear weapons to stay. But lately…..

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