Isobel Lindsay: It is obvious what the Trident negotiating pitch of the UK Government will be in independence negotiations (Why there should be no backtracking on Trident, September 9). Buy time, and as soon as they get a concession on that, they know they won’t have to worry. Scotland yields to pressure and they will keep on getting their lease extended. This is why a very clear and tight timetable for removal is essential from the start. We know now that before the 2014 referendum a scenario was being prepared using the threat of vetoing Scotland’s EU membership as the bargaining chip for retaining Trident on the Clyde. That bargaining chip is no longer there, so there is talk about buying off the Jocks by paying for their lease. I think we know about being bought and sold.
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