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    Scottish Labour vote to scrap Trident.

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    Scottish Labour vote to scrap Trident.

    Post by papa_umau on Mon 02 Nov 2015, 12:40 pm

    Vote strengthens Jeremy Corbyn in seeking nuclear debate, as Scottish Labour conference delegates back scrapping of weapons project if there is investment in jobs for laid-off workers.

    The Scottish Labour party has voted overwhelmingly to abandon the replacement of Trident nuclear weapons, adding to pressure on the party’s Westminster leaders to review its pro-nuclear defence policy.

    The vote, carried by 70% of Labour constituencies and trade union members, will strengthen Jeremy Corbyn’s efforts to force the UK party into carrying out what he described last week as a “serious and positive” debate on ending all of Labour’s formal support for the renewing of Trident.

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    Being a ban-the-bomb supporter from way back, I was pleasantly surprised when Scottish Labour voted conclusively to scrap the renewal of Trident.

    Of course this is also the policy of the Corbyn group in Westminster even if a large section of the Labour MPs still feel that we should go with the Tories and renew Trident at a growing cost of around £100 billion.

    One point that cannot be argued against is how many nurses, doctors,  teachers, new hospitals, schools and homes, could be bought for £100 billion  ?


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    Re: Scottish Labour vote to scrap Trident.

    Post by zathrus on Thu 05 Nov 2015, 1:07 pm

    The big problem is that at the moment the scrapping of Trident and it's replacement is NOT part of standard Labour policy in Westminster.

    It will be interesting to see what Corbyn does about this in the future. Twisted Evil
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    Re: Scottish Labour vote to scrap Trident.

    Post by papa_umau on Fri 06 Nov 2015, 12:30 pm

    Yes, this could cause a rift in the parliamentary Labour opposition as many of the unions are against the move to scrap Trident.

    I do think that eventually the unions will come on board as many jobs have been already lost because of government policy in the past and the scrapping of Trident and the saving of around one hundred billion pounds by this act could give the workers that might lose their jobs a very good safety-net and free re-training into other work.


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    Re: Scottish Labour vote to scrap Trident.

    Post by Angie baby on Sat 07 Nov 2015, 1:27 pm

    WE should not be building nuclear subs anyway as that is just another side to hi-tech warfare.

    If the only thing holding the main Labour party group from totally getting rid of atomic bombs is the loss of a few hundred jobs, then that, in my estimation, is not a good enough reason for keeping them.
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    Re: Scottish Labour vote to scrap Trident.

    Post by papa_umau on Sun 08 Nov 2015, 12:27 pm

    I have to agree with you there Angie.

    I mean, if the manufacturing of atomic weapons and the means to deliver them was as undesirable as the manufacture of chemical and biological weapons is, ( which have all been outlawed world-wide ), then we would just have to accept that we cannot make them or buy them from America in order to maintain the balance of the risk of world wars.

    After all, the risk of, ( MAD ), or Mutually Assured Destruction, since the cold war was ended, means that we do not really need this kind of a deterrent any more.

    Or do we ?

    Anybody ?


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