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Poll shows opposition to Trident

A survey by YouGov shows that 67% of Scots are opposed to replacing Trident and only 13% support the plan. 

YouGov / SNP Survey Results
  

Sample Size: 1405 Scottish Adults
Fieldwork: 18th - 20th October 2010
 

The UK Government plans to pay for a replacement for the Trident nuclear missile system at the same time as making cuts in conventional defence. Which of these statements comes closest to your opinion?

 

Total

Tory

Lab

LibDem

SNP

The Government should buy a replacement for Trident and cut conventional defence

13

28

13

11

11

The Government should not buy a replacement for Trident and secure the conventional defences.

67

56

66

75

78

Don't know

19

16

21

14

10

       

Dr Alan Mackinnon, Chair of Scottish CND, said:

“This latest poll confirms that the overwhelming majority of ordinary Scots, however else they may want to spend public money, do not want it spent building new weapons of mass destruction. It highlights the total disconnect between the main threats to the UK which the National Security Council announced last week - terrorism, cyber attack, international military crisis or major accident or natural hazard - and the military response.  The people of Scotland clearly understand something which the government does not. That nuclear weapons are a worse than useless response to the 'security' issues which they face today.”