Published On: Sat, Jul 12th, 2014 at 4:28pm

Glasgow at risk from nuclear convoys claims MSP

SNP MSP Bill Kidd has written to Defence Secretary Philipp Hammond calling for an immediate halt
to nuclear convoys travelling through Glasgow – after it emerged that more nuclear weapons were
driven through the city this week.
Mr Kidd has condemned the “unacceptable” risk to the public from the transportation of weapons
of mass destruction through Scotland’s largest city – and has made clear that the only way to ensure
that nuclear weapons are removed from Scotland is to vote Yes in September’s referendum.
Another nuclear convoy which travelled through Glasgow earlier this year was widely condemned –
after it emerged that neither the public nor the local authority were warned in advance.
Commenting, SNP MSP Bill Kidd, Co-President of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and
Disarmament said:- “This practice is deeply worrying and poses an unacceptable risk to the people of Glasgow – the
idea that weapons of mass destruction are being transported through our city while we sleep is
absolutely chilling.
“The impact of any safety breach does not bear thinking about – and I have written to Phillip
Hammond to call for an immediate halt to these weapons being driven through our city.
“The risk to the public from these convoys simply shows the utter folly of basing nuclear weapons
just 30 miles from Scotland’s biggest population centre.
“The people of Glasgow and Scotland as a whole have made clear our opposition to weapons of
massive destruction being based on the Clyde – but yet Westminster is committed to wasting
another £100bn on its obsession with nuclear weapons.
“With a Yes vote will we be able to put a stop to these immoral weapons travelling through our cities
when we sleep by banning them from Scotland for good.”
The Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has an article which it claims proves the convoy took place in the middle of the night. You can read that here.

 

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