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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… »

16.10.2012

Scotland – In or Out of NATO?

Scotland – In or Out of NATO?

With Scotland in the process of organising a referendum on its status in or out of the United Kingdom, the question of what to with the UK’s nuclear weapons based in Faslane are an issue of great interest to the anti-nuclear movement.  Pressenza publishes here a press release by the… »

14.09.2012

Scottish nuclear weapons

Scottish nuclear weapons

Scottish independence has been pending for many years , or centuries if you take to that perspective, and now it’s closer than ever.  It’s only a referendum away.  There’s two issues tied to the discussion on Scottish independence that trigger my professional interest.  First, is the Trident nuclear missiles –… »

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