The First Minister’s letter to nuclear holocaust victims ignored

Coincidentally on the same day that one of the UK’s nuclear submarines came close to sinking the Cairnryan to Belfast ferry, the First Minister had just written, in moving terms, to make clear Scotland’s rejection of nuclear weapons.

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Neither that day nor in the days that followed did BBC Scotland report this. They were busy trying to push the First Minister’s ‘rift’ with Alex Salmond and the idea that she was using the daily briefings to push the case for independence.

So, the First Minister of a devolved nation writes to oppose in the strongest terms the UK Government’s central defence strategy which is supported by the opposition Labour Party and it’s not news?

You know why? Repeated opinion polls suggest that the overwhelming majority of Scots back her and it’s an issue with support among the other parties too, so to portray her in this light would be just too convenient, as Sarah Smith might say, for the SNP.

7 thoughts on “The First Minister’s letter to nuclear holocaust victims ignored”

  1. YET AGAIN nother stupid bloody captain in charge of a nuclear
    BOMB
    MISSING A FERRY BOAT IN THE BUSY SHIPPING LANES OF IRSH SEA

    STOP NUCLEAR SUBS USING SCOTTISH AND IRISH WATERS
    THEY HAVE RUN AGROUND TWICE
    HAD ACCIDENTS AT FASLANE
    NOW WE HAVE THE ULTIMATE BALLS UP WHICH WOULD HAVE COSTS MANY LIVES
    AND RENDERED THE WATERS OF IRISH SEA
    CONTAMINATED FOR 100 yrs +
    And more crucially KILLED MANY INNOCENT IRISH AND SCOTTISH TRAVLLERS

    SEND TRIDENT BACK TO ITS OWNERS
    ENGLAND AND ITS PEOPLES WANT TRIDENT
    SO THEY SHOULD FIND THEYRE OWN BASE

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    1. Get NUCLEAR OUT OF SCOTLAND
      ITS NOT OUR WISH OR WANT

      ONLY FACISTS AND TYRANTS WOULD FORCE ANOTHER
      COUNTRY TO STORE THEIR NUCLEAR BOMBS
      WE NEED TO SPEAK TO UN AND OTHER ASSOCIATIONS
      TO ASK IF THEY WILL SUPPORT SCOTLAND HONEST
      OBJECTIONS

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  2. I used to work in Argyll & Bute. It is one of life’s ironies that this beautiful area of Scotland has been chosen as the home of the UK’s nuclear fleet but remains one of the poorest regions of our country.  A couple of wee stories: On my way to visit schools in the Lochgilphead area, I stayed overnight in the Loch Fyne Hotel outside Inveraray. When I was having my breakfast next morning, I looked up and saw the unmistakable outline of a nuclear sub sitting in the loch. The waiter said casually “Yeah, we see them quite a lot”.  I was based

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    1. WHY ARE NUCLEAR SUB USING SCOTTISH LOCHS AS THEYRE PLAY PLACE
      SURELY THESE DESTH MACHINE ARE LEGALLY NO ALLOWED INTO THESE WATERS

      ARE THEY DUMPING NUCLEAR WASTE IN OUR SCOTTISH LOCHS

      TELL SEPA TO KEEP CLOSE CONTACT WITH THESE ARROGANT BAR STEWARDS

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  3. I hadn’t seen N. Sturgeon’s letter, it’s very good to read, thank you for that.
    Also hadn’t seen the news about the near nuclear disaster by the English subs, in Scottsh waters, how terrifying. Are the Scottish and Irish waters really called the ‘North Channel’ now?

    Scotland is an occupied territory, and it looks like safety of the people of Scotland is not a top priority for the EngGov.
    Utterly tragic that Scotland’s a dumping ground and huge store for England’s WMD’s. If that’s not enough to encourage people to vote for independence, I don’t know what is.

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