A Renton man has condemned the MOD for the “highly irresponsible” way in which they transported a convoy of nuclear warheads through West Dunbartonshire at the weekend. Les Robertson, from Hillfoot, Renton, warned that a nuclear catastrophe could occur in the future- if the transportation of warheads around the country isn’t made more safe.
Dumbarton Reporter 12th Jan 2016 read more »
A Scottish MP has condemned the transportation of nuclear weapons through the streets of Scotland as an “unacceptable risk to public safety” and will today propose legislation to immediately halt the unsafe practice. Owen Thompson, the SNP MP for Midlothian, will raise the issue in a 10-minute rule motion in the Commons; a parliamentary device used to raise an issue of concern but which rarely leads to legislation being enacted. In it, he will call for cross-party support against the use of the nuclear convoys, which travel between Berkshire, where the weapons are made and serviced, and Coulport in Argyll, where they are stored and loaded. The MP pointed out that, according to information from campaign group Nukewatch, a convoy carrying nuclear weapons has travelled across Midlothian on several occasions, parking close to schools and sparking local outrage.
Herald 20th Jan 2016 read more »
SNP MPs secure Commons debate to remove nuclear convoys from Scottish roads.
The National 20th Jan 2016 read more »