CLYDEBANK and Milngavie’s MSP has backed calls for Trident to be removed from Scotland.
Gil Paterson condemned the Westminster vote to renew the nuclear weapons system on Monday, July 18.
The SNP MSP backed calls from the SNP Westminster leader Angus Robertson that Trident should now be removed from Scotland.
It comes as 58 of Scotland’s 59 MPs voted against the renewal of the weapons of mass destruction.
Gil Paterson MSP said: “The decision made by the UK Government to renew Trident is tragic — this will cost the taxpayer an astronomical amount of money.
“Trident looks set to cost more than £200 billion over its lifetime, and this is money that should be going into the frontline services the UK Government been cutting.
“Just a month after being told we’ll be taken out of the European Union, we’re being officially told we will weapons of mass destruction imposed upon us. Scotland has consistently show itself to be utterly opposed to nuclear weapons – a position taken by the Scottish Government, Scottish Parliament, Scottish MPs and a majority of Scotland’s political parties and trade unions.
“I am backing calls to have Trident taken out of Scotland after yesterday’s landslide vote here against it.”