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UK: Nuclear weapons not safe enough to remove from Scotland

UK: Nuclear weapons not safe enough to remove from Scotland

The British Ministry of Defence (MoD) has said that its Trident nuclear weapons could not be removed from Scotland to England as they are not safe enough for Devonport.

According to reports, the MoD says that Devonport does not have the safety clearance to house the trident nuclear weapons and there are currently no plans to chance that, despite the Scottish Government saying it would remove nuclear weapons from Scotland as soon as possible in the event of independence.

Currently, Britain’s Vanguard class submarines carry the UK’s Trident nuclear weapons and are housed at Faslane on the west coast of Scotland.

It has long been believed that the MoD would have contingency plans to move the Vanguard subs if Scotland became independent, but the latest admission means that they would be unable to do so.

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