Here’s some more misrepresentation from The Guardian:
The Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he intends to work with the SNP to remove nuclear weapons from Scotland.
“Why’s that misrepresentation?” you ask. Isn’t it obvious? Corbyn wants to remove Trident from the UK altogether.
Reaffirming his long-standing opposition to Trident in a BBC Scotland interview, Corbyn said: “In the House of Commons I was chair of the CND [Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament] group and one of the vice-chairs is from the SNP, and yes, we will be voting with them on this – or they will be voting with us, whichever way you want to put it.”
Giving an in-depth interview on Scottish concerns in advance of his first party conference as leader, he said: “My position on Trident has been very clear all of my life,” he said. “I think Trident should go. I do not believe that it is a form of defence.
“I do not believe it is something that anyone in their proper mind would ever want to use, so I ask the question is it really sensible to commit such a vast proportion of our assets – £100bn over 25 years – to this when we could be spending it on developing our industrial infrastructure?”
He’s right – Trident isn’t a form of defence. We can’t even use it without asking the USA first, for crying out loud. No sovereign state should be in thrall to another for its defence.
He’s right – nobody in their right mind would ever want to use nuclear weapons. With ever-more-sharp targeting of weapons, we don’t need to – or won’t in the very near future.
So he’s right again – why should we pour £100 billion down this pointless radioactive money pit when we could be investing it in a revitalised economy that may solve our economic ills and give us the wherewithal to mount a proper defence of the realm, if necessary?
He is planning to vote alongside the SNP, though. What a shame some of that party couldn’t resist playing silly games with it – but you can read about that in the Guardian article.
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