- After an overwhelming vote in favour of renewing Trident last night it seems the Nuclear programme will be renewed.
- Theresa May is “personally prepared to authorize a nuclear strike that can kill 100,000 innocent men, women and children”
- SNP calls for Trident to be removed from Clyde
The SNP are now calling for the removal of these ‘Weapons of mass Destruction’ from their waters, the BBC Reports:
The SNP has called for Trident missiles to be removed from Scotland after MPs voted to renew the nuclear weapons system by 472 votes to 117.
The Trident fleet is based at Faslane on the Clyde, but all Scottish MPs voted against renewal, apart from Scottish Secretary David Mundell. The SNP said Scotland’s decision against renewal should be respected.
It said the UK government should “remove these nuclear weapons of mass destruction from the Clyde”.
Lawmakers backed Trident’s renewal 472 votes to the 117 who voted against maintaining the costly nuclear deterrent.
Parliament held a heated debate on the issue Monday afternoon, during which Scottish National party MPs and Labour leader Jerermy Corbyn spoke out against Trident’s renewal.
British PM Theresa May showed strong support for the deterrent program, confirming that if necessary she would approve a nuclear strike resulting in the mass loss of lives.
May responded with a firm“yes” after SNP’s George Kerevan asked if she was “personally prepared to authorize a nuclear strike that can kill 100,000 innocent men, women and children?”
Jeremy Corbyn responded:
“What is the threat we are facing that a million people’s deaths would actually deter?” Corbyn said adding that he “would not take a decision that kills millions of innocent people.”
May, however, said that putting aside the deterrent would be a“dereliction of duty” for Britain.