The UK’s barrage of nuclear weapons might end up in Wales within three years of Scottish independence. The SNP has been working on a road map to move nuclear warheads and submarines from the Clyde, and will debate the issue at next month’s conference. According to the Times newspaper, Milford Haven in Pembrokeshire is being considered by the UK Government as one possible location to house the Trident submarines if they are ejected from Scotland, as it has rapid access directly into the Irish Sea. Other possible destinations include Devonport in Plymouth, France and the United States. A spokesman for the UK government said they were strongly committed to maintaining the £5 billion Trident nuclear programme as a deterrent against nuclear threats to the UK and NATO allies. The Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament has estimated the cost at £205 billion.
Nation Cymru 30th Aug 2021 read more »