Plans to Increase Nuclear Missile Stockpiles Speaks Volumes About Tory Priorities

Ian Blackford MP has asked the Prime Minister how he can morally justify increasing nuclear warhead stockpiles, based on the River Clyde, by 40 per cent.

The SNP Westminster Leader said people across Scotland were once again exposed to a tale of two governments after the Scottish government passed landmark legislation that will incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots Law on the same day the Tory plan for 80 more nuclear warheads was announced.

The MP said the UK has legal obligations to nuclear disarmament – and the latest announcement threatens to break international law yet again.

Commenting, Ian Blackford MP said:

“For people across Scotland, this week once again exposed a tale of two governments with two very different sets of values.

“Our children have the right to a future that no longer lives under the shadow of these weapons of mass destruction.

“As the Irish President said on this St Patrick’s Day – “Surely we do not need to make war to find peace.”

“The UK government’s plan to increase Trident missile stockpiles speaks volumes about their priorities.

“It is without a doubt the people of Scotland are best served by a government that prioritises bairns not bombs.”