Alex Salmond to eject Trident from Scottish soil pending independence.

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Alex Salmond has just announced at the SNP Spring conference in Inverness today that he would remove Trident from Scottish soil if Scotland became independent.

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#2
Hopefully he will closely oversee the project himself and die the most horrible death from radiation poisoning. The next best alternative would be for it all to go horribly wrong and reduce Scotland to a nuclear wasterland (this bit only requiring the addition of 'nuclear' however.
 
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He wouldn't have a choice anyway, Trident is part of the UK deterrent an independent Scotland would therefore not be in the UK anymore so it would be moved if he liked it or not.
 
#6
Sadly wee Alex is doing himself no favours 25 years ago when he was my local MP he was a fine chap ,helpful and approachable , I liked him but since becoming the King of Scotland his credibility has diminished and his attitude has changed towards his citizens, he will probably go the way of the last King of Scotland...
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Sadly wee Alex is doing himself no favours 25 years ago when he was my local MP he was a fine chap ,helpful and approachable , I likes him but since becoming the King of Scotland his credibility has diminished and his attitude has changed towards his citizens, he will probably go the way of the last King of Scotland...
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His attitude, as far as one can discern it, is one that chimes with the people of Scotland who are largely against nuclear weapons being here.

It probably explains the SNP majority in a Scottish Parliament whose voting system is designed not to return such.
 
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Well that will be a major West Coast employer and supplier on the move South, and I can't see Rosyth remaining. In fact sod it, lets leave the sanctimonious twat to his fried Mars bar supper.
 
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He wouldn't have a choice anyway, Trident is part of the UK deterrent an independent Scotland would therefore not be in the UK anymore so it would be moved if he liked it or not.
Good point, however relocation of Trident back into England would be so expensive for government to afford, the new replacement weapon itself is estimated to cost £50 Billion, let alone the cost of finding and constructing a new suitable home for it.

Considering this "product" will never be used, Trident could well turn out to be Westminster's biggest headache.

Would you fancy a all new WMD base in your town ?

The years of deep austerity ahead need to be our first priority ... Not a multi billion pound WMD project!
 
#12
Alex Salmond has just announced at the SNP Spring conference in Inverness today that he would remove Trident from Scottish soil if Scotland became independent.

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Not "pending" independence at all, then? It's quite a significant distinction given that Defence matters aren't devolved.
 
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Sadly wee Alex is doing himself no favours 25 years ago when he was my local MP he was a fine chap ,helpful and approachable , I liked him but since becoming the King of Scotland his credibility has diminished and his attitude has changed towards his citizens, he will probably go the way of the last King of Scotland...
WW
Hellfire! We don't want that! The last king of Scotland became the sovereign of the United Kingdom!

And Hitler was apparently quite likeable until he got a little power.
 
#14
Why do we need an expesive 'Trident' replacement prgramme. Cannot nukes/conventional 'Things that Go Bang' be launched via torpedo tubes via a 'Tomahawk' or other cruise misile system? No need for more big nasty rocketty things that go 'Bang'......

As for we Eck, he like Teflon Tone, is possibly angling to be a the Big Wheeze in Scotland post independence. The the Scottish Liarbor Party will gain control, and and really foul the nest with lots of Liberal Lefty dribblings and whiney things that will leave the Scottish economy on the rocks as they search for the 'Money Tree' and 'Crock of Shite' at the end of the Labour Rainbow, like they did down here for Blighty.
 

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Hellfire! We don't want that! The last king of Scotland became the sovereign of the United Kingdom!

And Hitler was apparently quite likeable until he got a little power.
No no no! This is the Last King of scotland. I saw it on a film, in colour and everything, he's even wwaring a kilt, so it must be true:
 

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House! Only nine posts in too.
The only person I know who's actually had a deep-fried Mars Bar is a German who had to try several chippies before finding one who'd do it.

And to think that an essential pre-requisite of a successful democracy is an informed electorate. No wonder the UK is failing so very badly.
 
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Good point, however relocation of Trident back into England would be so expensive for government to afford, the new replacement weapon itself is estimated to cost £50 Billion, let alone the cost of finding and constructing a new suitable home for it.

Considering this "product" will never be used, Trident could well turn out to be Westminster's biggest headache.

Would you fancy a all new WMD base in your town ?

The years of deep austerity ahead need to be our first priority ... Not a multi billion pound WMD project!
Perhaps Barrow could be encouraged to add another finger to each hand of their next generation.

On a serious not Labour would be back in by then so Balfour Beatty would offer to rape the tax payer with a PFI deal.


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#19
Why do we need an expesive 'Trident' replacement prgramme. Cannot nukes/conventional 'Things that Go Bang' be launched via torpedo tubes via a 'Tomahawk' or other cruise misile system? No need for more big nasty rocketty things that go 'Bang'......
Possibly for the same reason 'conventional trident' wasn't adopted. The world knows when a nuke is en route because it is delivered by ICBM, if you start lobbing them around by cruise missiles the world suddenly gets twitchy when one is launched.

Conventional Trident was a USN plan to install a non-explosive GPS guided head in lieu of a nuclear head. The speed and mass on impact would create a big enough wallop. There was also a 'flechete' head with tungston darts, this would cover a 500m2 area with 1ft long darts travelling at mach fastest.

Conventonal Trident was killed off because it was felt people would get twitchy every time a ICBM was launched, possibly causing a Nuclear confrontation. It could be that various Nuclear Powers have moved away from Cruise and bomber delivered nukes for a similar reason.
 
#20
OK I,m thick, but, how is wee Eck and his Nats going to afford an independent Scotland with all that pertains to a sovereign independent state.