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Trident Money Should Be Re-Invested

Money earmarked to replace Trident should instead be spent providing a "massive" boost to manufacturing in Scotland, campaigners have urged.

It comes as trades unionists met in Glasgow to discuss the economic impact of not renewing the nuclear weapons system, based at Faslane on the Clyde.

An STUC and Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament joint report claims more jobs would be created in the Scottish economy if the money was used for other purposes.

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary of the STUC, said: "The funds currently earmarked to replace Trident represent a huge opportunity for investment in the productive economy.

Money earmarked to replace Trident should instead be spent providing a "massive" boost to manufacturing in Scotland, campaigners have urged.

It comes as trades unionists met in Glasgow to discuss the economic impact of not renewing the nuclear weapons system, based at Faslane on the Clyde.

An STUC and Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament joint report claims more jobs would be created in the Scottish economy if the money was used for other purposes.

Stephen Boyd, Assistant Secretary of the STUC, said: "The funds currently earmarked to replace Trident represent a huge opportunity for investment in the productive economy.

"With the necessary political will and a little imagination these resources could provide a massive boost to manufacturing industry in Scotland, help to secure energy supplies and assist in the fight against climate change."

The Scottish Government is also opposed to the renewal of the nuclear weapons system, a position backed by a vote in the Scottish Parliament.


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