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23.08.2016

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Scottish football fans #MatchtheFineforPalestine, raise £110k following flag protest

Supporters of Celtic football club known as The Green Brigade raised more than £110,000 (US$144,000) and counting, as of Tuesday afternoon, in reaction to a fine from the sport’s European governing body UEFA over a Palestinian flag-waving incident last week. Disciplinary proceedings against the UK club started after numerous fans… »

01.06.2016

The Scottish Parliament declares: ‘No ifs, no buts, no fracking’

The Scottish Parliament declares: ‘No ifs, no buts, no fracking’

Non-binding fracking ban signals ‘growing consensus that stopping climate change means we have to say no to new fossil fuels like fracked gas.’ by Deirdre Fulton, staff writer for Common Dreams The Scottish Parliament on Wednesday narrowly passed a motion in support of an outright fracking ban, setting up… »

18.02.2016

Scottish nuclear power plant’s lifespan extension ‘undermines democracy’ – Green party

Scottish nuclear power plant’s lifespan extension ‘undermines democracy’ – Green party

The Scottish Green Party has accused energy film EDF of dictating government policy by extending the life of an East Lothian nuclear power station by seven years. EDF announced on Tuesday the decision to extend the operating life of Torness nuclear power plant, which will be 42 years old… »

18.05.2015

UK Trident system is “so broken it can’t even do the tests that prove it works”, says whistleblower

UK Trident system is “so broken it can’t even do the tests that prove it works”, says whistleblower

Engineering failures on Trident submarine place crew at risk and raise doubts over whether missiles could actually be launched, says whistleblower This article comes from the Nuclear Information Service website. A Royal Navy whistleblower has exposed a shocking catalogue of equipment failures, security breaches, and near-miss accidents on… »

19.04.2013

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

Abolition 2000 at Faslane: Get Rid of the Nukes!

A delegation from the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons visited the Clyde Naval Base in Faslane, Scotland today (19 April 2013) where they released the Faslane Declaration, which calls on the UK to remove the nuclear weapons based in Scotland, abandon nuclear deterrence… »

05.04.2013

David Cameron promotes nuclear proliferation

David Cameron promotes nuclear proliferation

On a visit to Scotland, the home of UK nuclear weapons, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron said, “We cannot be sure on issues of nuclear proliferation, and to me having that nuclear deterrent is quite simply the best insurance policy that you can have, that you will never be… »

05.04.2013

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

Embarassment for Cameron as former Defence Secretary pours scorn on nuclear claims

In this Press Release from the UK’s Scottish Nationalist Party Michael Portillo (former Conservative Defence Secretary) and Bill Kidd (Member of the Scottish Parliament) respond to UK Prime Minister’s statements in Scotland on nuclear deterrence. David Cameron was facing derision today after a former Tory Defence Secretary poured… »

04.03.2013

UK government criticised for ignoring peace conference

UK government criticised for ignoring peace conference

Bill Kidd MSP, a Co-President Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, is the only parliamentarian from anywhere in the UK attending the historic conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons organised in Oslo by the Norwegian Government. Mr Kidd said: “I am attending this very important conference in Oslo… »

15.02.2013

Youth support for Scots independence doubled

Youth support for Scots independence doubled

London’s attempts to put up obstacles over Scotland’s independence bid have been aborted after a poll recorded a boost in support for the country’s independence. According to the poll’s results, the number of young Scots supporting the country’s independence has doubled to 58 per cent from 27 per cent in… »

25.01.2013

The First Step toward Nuclear Free Scotland

The First Step toward Nuclear Free Scotland

Scottish Independence Referendum in 2014 Interview with Bill Kidd, MSP, Scottish National Party, Co-president of PNND[i],  By Maria Kim, of Peace Depot.  The article first appeared in Nuclear Weapon & Nuclear Test Monitor. I was a very young child when I began to dream about the… »

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