Today in the Herald, but also covered in the Record five days earlier
SAFETY fears have been raised over the home of Britain’s nuclear weapons on the Clyde as managers have slashed firefighter numbers alongside a ‘failure’ to provide promised safety equipment. Union Unite has slammed the move to go ahead with cutting eight posts from the specialist fire safety crew at HM Naval Base Clyde – a reduction in strength of 15 per cent – as an “an accident waiting to happen”.
Six years before, a Freedom of Information request to the MoD asked:
Dear Ministry of Defence, I was particularly alarmed by the revelations that the Trident base is a “catastrophe waiting to happen”. I trust the Senior Service will seriously tighten up security and act decisively on the frightening information in the Public Domain.
The MoD response which you can read at the link above is disturbing.
The Herald headlining this story, clearly not good for the Union, reminds us that it is not always at all times perfectly loyal. It’s a business. Clickbaits are common. Many of its dominant writers are consistently sometimes venomously anti-SNP but not all are and sometimes this kind of thing slips in, breaking their coverage’s typically coherent pattern with the other MSM.
The above fears are clearly not to be stoked by BBC Scotland as it attempts to reinforce the Union with royal empathy:
I can see the story nowhere else but in the Glasgow Times.