Analysis: The Trident and Nato debate is back in the SNP - it should never have gone away
Proposals that Nato membership be “contingent” on the removal of Trident raises questions about whether the SNP would definitely embrace the military alliance
ONE does not usually expect to encounter realpolitik from any branch of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament – not even a specialist section intended to muster support within a political party, where horse-trading and sliding principles are less surprising.
SNP CND roadmap finds Nato membership should be 'contingent' on Trident removal
The SNP’s nuclear disarmament spokesperson Douglas Chapman reiterated the party’s commitment to removing the nuclear deterrent and providing “conventional” support to NATO
- New report from SNP CND argues in favour of using the possibility of Nato membership as leverage to remove Trident from an independent Scotland
- SNP MP Douglas Chapman cites disarmament process outlined in the 2014 ‘Scotland’s Future’ white paper as current policy
In Rosyth, the loss of a frigate contract comes as a 'bitter blow' to a community that already feels left behind
CommonSpace looks at the impact Whitehall decisions will have on the 'neglected' community in Rosyth
A TOWN built up around its dockyard with the shipbuilding industry at its heart, community leaders in Rosyth have expressed sadness and anger over the shock UK Government decision to restart bids for the Type 31e frigate programme which could have supported hundreds of jobs.
Arrest warrant for Puigdemont issued following imprisonment of nine Catalan ministers
Spanish prosecutors seeking arrest of Catalan president, according to his Belgian lawyer
CARLES PUIGDEMONT, the president of the Catalan government dissolved by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, is now subject to a European arrest warrant, his Belgian lawyer has stated on Flemish television.
SNP MP: Catalan Government must "take whatever steps necessary" to achieve statehood
Douglas Chapman was in Barcelona to observe the independence referendum
DOUGLAS CHAPMAN, the SNP MP for Dunfermline and West Fife and a member of the All Party Parliamentary Group of Catalonia, has endorsed claims by the Catalan Government that it has won its right to statehood following its landslide victory in Sunday’s independence referendum.
Rosyth nuclear subs: Watchdog highlights safety failures at yard
Nuclear safety watchdog orders re-run of emergency drill after emergency response procedure found lacking
A WATCHDOG report has found failings in safety standards at Scotland's nuclear submarine 'graveyard', creating 'unease' in the surrounding area.
A report by the Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR) highlighted concerns about safety procedures revealed during an emergency exercise and ordered Babcock, the company which runs the dockyard, to repeat the drill in March this year.