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In Topic: Trident Vote

26 November 2015 - 12:43 PM

It does have a direct correlation with Faslane, thats where the majority of submarines are home ported. What would replace them to make this great employment utopia the SNP envisage?

In Topic: Trident Vote

26 November 2015 - 12:12 PM

well no really,  the subs with the weapons were to go immediately, the nuke powered subs were to be replaced when the were done, as with nuke power stations, there is a MAJOR difference between having weapons of Mass Destruction and having 4 subs powered by nuke power.  So what you state is ,in reality what was on offer. No Nukes, meant no WMD , power was to be phased out.  Phased out being the difference, 


the two things are different. 

The phasing out of Nuclear power is a mental idea. 

In Topic: Trident Vote

26 November 2015 - 11:27 AM

If the SNP only went on a platform of no Nuclear missiles, they would maybe have more kudos. The plan for  a Nuclear free Scotland, including Nuclear power, is mental. There's only four Submarines in the UK capable of carrying nuclear missiles, there are a further eight nuclear fast attack boats. The white paper stated it would have got rid of Scotlands share of them as well. Mental.

In Topic: Trident Vote

26 November 2015 - 11:15 AM

aye the second half of your post is right. YES is not SNP...  No means rule from  London, the politics are all basically the same.


But to suppose we cant have non nuke submarines and other navy facilities at Faslane is havering a load o shite.

Of course we can have non nuclear there. It just wouldn't make any sense. We don't have any non nuclear submarines at the moment, so there would be a substantial period of procurement and building, both of the Submarines and the infrastructure remodelling, which wouldn't be cheap, and would probably be vetoed for cost anyway. . As for surface vessels,  theoretically we could easily use Faslane, but it wouldn't make any sense. it's on the wrong coast from the oil rigs for a start.  With reference to the top part of your post, I totally agree that no means rule from London, but SNP is not exclusively Yes, which too many souls seems to think. 

In Topic: Trident Vote

26 November 2015 - 10:24 AM


Because you're peddling the unionist line, which is a heap of shite.

By your definition the Anti Trident line is peddled about by all nationalists then? Thats just not true. It's a SNP and Scottish Labour Party line. You do know the majority of people in Scotland don't belong to any political party don't you? Many of us who voted Yes disagree with a lot of SNP policies, conversely, there will be no voters who disagree with a lot of Tory/Lib Dem/Labour/UKIP policies. 

The notion of independence isn't exclusively owned by the SNP you know.