Analysis: Boris and the Bomb - why Faslane is an apt place for the new PM's first Scotland visit
Is there a more apt way for Boris to show ‘the ties that bind the UK’ than US-controlled weapons of mass destruction with a renewal cost of £205 billion?
BORIS JOHNSON’S trip to the Faslane Nuclear Base in his first visit to Scotland as prime minister is apt. Sure to be met with protests anywhere other than a heavily fortified nuclear base, Faslane is probably the safest place for him.
Beyond the Noise: Will nuclear disarmament see Scotland out of Nato?
Beyond the Noise with David Jamieson is a weekly podcast with CommonSpace journalist David Jamieson, where he gets behind the 24/7 news cycle and gets to heart of issues, trying to find the substance behind the headlines.
IN the latest episode of Beyond the Noise Jamieson speaks to Bill Ramsay, chair of SNP Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (SNPCND) about their new document outlining a roadmap to nuclear disarmament in Scotland.
1:00 - What is the roadmap to nuclear disarmament being proposed by SNPCND?
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
Trump in the UK - what might Scottish independence from US power look like?
Allegiance to the US empire ties Scotland into a global network of anti-democratic force
AS tens of thousands protest around the UK against the visit by US President Donald Trump, his British sympathisers are complaining that he should be respected for what he represents – the most powerful state in the world and the UK’s ‘most important ally’.
Linda Pearson: Trident celebrations ignore Aboriginal victims of British nuclear weapons testing
As the British Government is set to celebrate 50 years of Trident, anti-nukes activist Linda Pearson argues they should instead be apologising for the impact of British nuclear weapons testing on Aboriginal communities in Australia – and halting plans to transfer nuclear waste from Dounreay to Australia now
THE Royal Navy’s plan to hold a “national services of thanksgiving” at Westminster Abbey to mark 50 years of Britain’s submarine-based nuclear weapons has provoked condemnation from senior clergy and peace campaigners.
#SGPConf Interview: John Finnie talks NATO, Justice and his 'frustration' with Holyrood politics
The Scottish Greens’ justice spokesperson sat down with CommonSpace to discuss the necessity of opposing a nuclear alliance, his hopes for the Transport Bill, and the need to reform the Scottish justice system.