Scotland’s SNP, potential allies of Labour in upcoming election wants to get rid of the UK’s nukes

The Trident base in Scotland

The Tories will issue their strongest warning about the dangers of a post-election pact between Labour and the Scottish National party when they accuse Ed Miliband of preparing to abandon Britain’s nuclear weapons as the price of securing power…

…The Tories’ decision to highlight a threat to Trident on Thursday is their latest high-stakes bid to boost support in England by warning of the dangers of a post-election deal between Labour and the SNP. Opinion polls, which suggest that the SNP could win more than 40 of Scotland’s 59 seats, indicate that the only path to Downing Street for Labour may involve a deal with the SNP. Miliband has ruled out a coalition with the SNP but has declined to rule out a more informal arrangement.

Fallon will say that Miliband will have to abandon the renewal of Trident after Nicola Sturgeon, the SNP first minister, made the scrapping of nuclear weapons a red line in any coalition negotiations. The defence secretary will say: “The SNP’s childlike worldview would sacrifice the long-term security of the UK and play into the hands of our enemies. The nuclear deterrent protects all of Britain and the SNP represents a separatist threat that would dangerously weaken our collective defence…


WTF is wrong with Scotland? The people sound collectively insane.  Don’t they read the news? About the new and more aggressive Russia?

One theory: A large fraction of the more intelligent people left long ago.

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