Defence Industry

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 20th November 2013.

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Photo of Jamie Hepburn Jamie Hepburn Scottish National Party

No, thank you, Mr Rennie.

It is extraordinary that the local member of the UK Parliament called for a “break clause” in the contracts so that the MOD could withdraw work from Scottish yards in the event of a yes vote. Johann Lamont suggested that Mr Davidson is “second to none” in his defence of shipbuilding, but that is a peculiar form of defending the industry and his constituents. It is one of the most cynical calls that I have ever seen and it actively works against his constituents’ interests.