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MSPs oppose nuclear weapons' convoy

A motion has been put down in the Scottish Parliament objecting to the nuclear weapons' convoy which drove through Glasgow in the early hours of Wednesday 29 January.  So far it is supported by 21 MSPs.  If you are concerned about these convoys, please ask your MSPs to support this, by using the online lobbying system writetothem.com

Motion S4M-08888: Bill Kidd, Glasgow Anniesland, Scottish National Party, Date Lodged: 29/01/2014
Nuclear Weapons Driven Through Glasgow 

That the Parliament notes with grave concern what it believes is the regular transportation of nuclear weapons on roads throughout Scotland; understands that, in the early hours of the morning of 29 January 2014, a 19-vehicle convoy, which was transporting nuclear weapons from the Atomic Weapons Establishment in Berkshire to Coulport on Loch Long, used the M74 to drive through Glasgow; further understands that such convoys do not carry radiation warning symbols and neither the public nor the local authority areas that they pass through are warned about the material being transported; believes that the majority of the people of Glasgow and Scotland remain opposed to the UK Government's policy of maintaining and upgrading the Trident system, and hopes that public awareness of what it sees as this ongoing and dangerous practice will strengthen the calls to rid Scotland of nuclear weapons once and for all.

Supported by: Kenneth Gibson, Stuart McMillan, Annabelle Ewing, John Wilson R, Chic Brodie, Patrick Harvie, Joan McAlpine, Adam Ingram, Mike MacKenzie, George Adam, Rob Gibson, Richard Lyle, Gordon MacDonald, John Mason, David Torrance, Gil Paterson, Dennis Robertson, Kevin Stewart, John Finnie, Aileen McLeod, Linda Fabiani, Fiona McLeod, James Dornan, Sandra White, Jean Urquhart

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