UK's Nuclear Deterrent

Part of Terrorist Attack: Nice – in the House of Commons at 5:23 pm on 18th July 2016.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader 5:23 pm, 18th July 2016

I am summing up.

Today, almost every single Scottish MP will vote against renewing Trident nuclear missiles. Only a few short weeks ago, Scotland voted to remain in the European Union. If Scotland is a nation—and Scotland is a nation—it is not a normal situation for the state to totally disregard the wishes of the people. The Government have a democratic deficit in Scotland and, with today’s vote on Trident, it is going to get worse, not better. It will be for the Scottish people to determine whether we are properly protected in Europe and better represented by a Government that we actually elect. At this rate, that day is fast approaching.