Scottish Labour will make a ground-breaking commitment to oppose Trident when its manifesto is published next week. In what appeared to be a clear attempt to appeal to voters from the left, Kezia Dugdale declared yesterday: “We are opposed to the renewal of Trident and you’ll see that reflected in our manifesto.” However, the Scottish Labour leader’s decision has already caused a split within her own party with Jackie Baillie, a senior Labour MSP, warning last night that the policy should never have been included in the document. The Scottish Labour party did not include any policies on Trident in its Holyrood manifesto five years ago because the issue was reserved to Westminster. Ms Dugdale has decided to include it this time despite the fact that defence is still reserved to Westminster.
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