Trident still has nowhere to go

By staff writers
July 13, 2013

Downing Street has disowned a proposal to designate Faslane, the Scottish naval base that hosts Britain's Trident nuclear deterrent, as sovereign UK territory in the event of Scottish independence.

The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) has welcomed the fact that No.10 has "slapped down" the MoD over this suggestion. They say that it was no surprise that the MoD looked into the option and refer to their report of January 2012 -Trident: nowhere to go.

That report used MoD documents to show that there are no suitable sites for relocation of Trident, if it were to be ejected from Scotland following a yes vote in the independence referendum. The findings of the report were used by the Scottish Affairs Committee in ianalysis of the implications of Scottish independence for Trident.

An MoD spokeperson told the Guardian newspaper, "No contingency plans are being made to move Trident out of Scotland. The scale and cost of any potential relocation away from Faslane would be enormous."

Read the report Trident: nowhere to go here: http://www.cnduk.org/images/stories/briefings/trident/trident-nowhereToG...

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