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‘We don’t want Trident on our soil’ were the words of SNP MP for Ross, Skye and Lochaber Ian Blackford following Tuesday’s (July 19) decision to renew the UK’s nuclear weapons system.
The House of Commons backed the renewal of the Trident by 472 votes to 117, despite 58 of Scotland’s 59 MPs voting against the plans, with the only Tory among them supporting the nuclear weapons system.
The MPs’ vote approves the manufacture of four replacement submarines at a current estimated cost of £31bn.
Mr Blackford, told The Oban Times : ‘The fact that 58 of 59 members voted against shows that it’s not just an SNP thing but that Scottish representatives in Parliament have spoken loud and clearly.’