TRIDENT: JOHNSTONE SAYS CONVOY UNDERLINES NEED FOR YES
Green Yes, the Scottish Green Party's campaign for a Yes vote in the independence referendum, is highlighting last night's convoy of military vehicles through Glasgow as a reason to vote Yes.
The convoy, thought to include lorries transporting Trident nuclear bombs, was stopped for an hour near Loch Lomond by protestors from Faslane Peace Camp.
Green MSP Alison Johnstone said:
"Scottish CND are to be praised for drawing attention to what is out of sight out of mind for so many Scots - the fact that we have hundreds of nuclear warheads just miles from our largest city. We must continue to challenge those determined to squander billions of pounds on a horrific system of mass destruction.
"Scottish Greens led a historic Holyrood vote against the renewal of Trident, and we will continue to make the case not just for its eventual removal from Scottish waters but for it to be made inoperable as soon as there is a Yes vote. September's independence referendum is a real chance to say yes to a nuclear-free Scotland, provide new opportunities for employment around the Clyde, and prompt governments around the world to rethink their outdated and dangerous defence priorities."
Scottish Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament