It is an insult to the generations of SNP activists who played a key role in the anti-nuclear movement that the members of the SNP are to be denied their opportunity to explicitly embed in party policy the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Those in charge of conference arrangements have made a conscious decision to stick with an anodyne sentence, one that even prominent British multilateralists like could sign up to. Conference will have before it nothing more than a meaningless rhetorical flourish, itself grammatically clumsy. It reads: “We will be able to remove Trident nuclear weapons from our shores, which are an affront to basic decency with inhumane destructive power”.
The National 24th Nov 2020 read more »