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Post time 2012-7-5 05:56:53 |Display all floors
Wed Jul 4, 2012

A British defence expert has told British MPs that the US government would exert “immense pressure” on an independent Scotland to stop it from offloading Britain’s nuclear submarines on to England.


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Post time 2012-7-5 05:57:35 |Display all floors
Retired Lt Col Stuart Crawford told the Commons Defence Committee that any decision on the part of the Scottish National Party to remove Britain’s nuclear submarines which are based in Scotland will face “immense pressure” from the US.

“Immense pressure would be brought on Scotland from Washington not to pursue that policy”, said Crawford.


The SNP has been emphatic in their opposition to nuclear weapons being based in Scotland and they would seek to remove them after independence as their manifesto suggests: “Our opposition to the Trident nuclear missile system and its planned replacement remains firm- there is no place for these weapons in Scotland”.


An independent Scotland’s decision to become nuclear-free could cost the Westminster government billions of pounds to rehouse them elsewhere.


“You would have some sort of negotiation where it would be accepted that it's not up to Scotland whether the UK should unilaterally disarm”, said Crawford.


Malcolm Chalmers, researcher from the Royal United Services Institute, also warned that an independent Scotland would need its own separate Ministry of Defence “starting with very little”.


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Post time 2012-7-5 05:59:23 |Display all floors
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candude
take a sub and use it on D.C. mabey that would make them think. but i dont think that would work on people that have noooooo clue

raymond
Once again the US empire show its real face. THEY ARE AGAINST ANY STATE THAT DARE TO BE INDEPENDENT. THAT IS THE MAIN REASON. Second: the idea of loose hegemony in "traditional" allied geopolitical areas can't be tolerated, therefore the Scottish People MUST BE READY for those confrontations. I know they were aware of this menaces but the fight for Independence and self-determination well worth the sacrifices...My regards to all the Scottish Patriots !!!

Donibristle
Scotland if not part of the UK would be well within their rights to demand the removal of the nuclear weapons.The US would have no influence over the decision.England are quite capable of housing nuclear weapons if they wish to do so and would still be UK, therefore filling US demands.

Jo
To charge a fee would mean coming to some sort of agreement. The WMD's are being stored on Scottish land without any agreement from the people of Scotland and should be removed as soon as the people of Scotland are given the voice to demand they be removed.

John Scully
US government, keep your nose out of Scotlands affairs,as you woo have no say in this matter. Right now Scotland should be charging England mooring fees untill the time comes for those Nuclear subs to depart from scotland.

gloria cookin reply to John Scully
yes, moor them up the thames close to the parliment buildings
Diane Abbot (British MP): Anglos love playing divide and rule
David Cameron (British PM): Anglos caused most of the world's problems!

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Post time 2012-7-13 18:07:29 |Display all floors
scotland should have gained independence a long time ago. it's time to part from a rogue state like britain

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Post time 2012-7-13 18:19:03 |Display all floors
That fat buffoon Salmond wants his defence for free.

How does fck off sound ?
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Post time 2012-7-13 19:27:43 |Display all floors
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Hey but what do I know, huh?

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Post time 2012-7-13 21:27:11 |Display all floors
leboucher Post time: 2012-7-13 19:27
I honestly cannot think of any country, like, planning to invade Scotland or even want to, can you ...

You could probably say that about China.


And others..
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