Sunday, 10 July 2016 09:00

SNP calls on Cameron to "think again" on trident vote

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Following David Cameron’s confirmation that MPs will have a vote on the renewal of Trident, the SNP has called upon the outgoing Prime Minister to rethink his decision to press ahead with “wasteful and reckless” spending on a generation of new nuclear weapons.

Commenting, the SNP’s Bill Kidd MSP said:
“David Cameron has confirmed our worst fears — that the Tories are set to press ahead with an early vote on a new generation of Trident nuclear weapons.

“With the potential cost of renewing Trident skyrocketing to over £200 billion, this would be a wasteful and reckless spend on a useless weapons programme which is opposed by the overwhelming majority of parliamentarians in Scotland.

“The Tory Prime Minister has learnt the hard way over recent weeks that big decisions can have severe consequences. He’s still got time to think again to save billions being wasted on the obscenity of new nuclear weapons on the Clyde.