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MOD restrict devolution to protect Trident

The Herald have revealed that the Ministry of Defence put pressure on the Smith Commission to protect Trident. Behind the scenes they used their influence to prevent Health and Safety powers from being devolved. They have also restricted how the issue of the Crown Estate is handled.

Arthur West, Scottish CND chair, said: "It is scandalous that the Ministry of Defence have been manoeuvring behind the scenes to influence the Smith Commission. It is quite likely that Health and Safety would have been devolved were it not for their objections. We may have missed the opportunity to improve safety across Scotland, because Whitehall mandarins are addicted to Trident."

During the referendum campaign the MOD were scared that a Yes vote would have been the death knell for Trident (No Place for Trident)

 

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