Prestwick Airport (United States Military Payments)

Part of the debate – in the Scottish Parliament on 10th September 2019.

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Photo of Patrick Harvie Patrick Harvie Green

The relationship between Prestwick and the US military is indeed long standing, and so is the concern about that relationship, including complicity with extraordinary rendition and active military missions, which the Scottish Government has said that it opposes.

Is it not now clear that we also risk having Scotland’s good international name dragged into a corruption allegation against a far-right US President? We cannot afford that reputational risk. Should we not now at least suspend the relationship with the US military until the congressional investigation has concluded?