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Trident Renewal

Part of Opposition Day — [13th Allotted Day] – in the House of Commons at 3:38 pm on 20th January 2015.

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Photo of Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan Labour, Paisley and Renfrewshire North 3:38 pm, 20th January 2015

The hon. Gentleman will be aware that there are powerful arguments on both sides of the Trident debate, particularly in Scotland, which generates certain strains. Nowhere is that more true than in the hon. Gentleman’s party, which recently voted on whether or not an independent Scotland would join NATO. Some members of his party who are genuinely opposed to nuclear weapons voted against joining, and so left the SNP; others voted for an independent Scotland to join NATO as long as the nuclear weapons were somewhere else—the nimby proposals. How did the hon. Gentleman vote on that issue?