Trident nuclear submarine bases could be moved from Scotland to the United States or France in the event of Scottish independence under government contingency plans. Officials have considered a range of options in the event of a Scottish breakaway, from relocation to securing a long-term lease at their present sites on the west coast of Scotland. A long-term lease would effectively create a British territory within the borders of a separate Scotland, the Financial Times said.
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The UK Government denied claims there are plans to move the UK nuclear deterrent, after reports of secret contingency plans for the submarines in the event of Scottish independence. The UK’s nuclear submarines are housed at Royal Navy bases in Coulport and Faslane on the west coast of Scotland, but “senior officials” have told the Financial Times that secret plans could see them moved to naval bases in the US or France if Scotland voted yes in a second referendum.
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THE UK has drafted contingency plans to move the Trident nuclear submarine base from Scotland to the United States or France if Scotland becomes independent, according to a new report. The “secret” proposals were revealed by the Financial Times and highlight fears in Whitehall that Scotland is set to leave the Union behind. The plans being considered by Boris Johnson’s UK Government aim to find alternatives to the nuclear base in Faslane and Coulport.
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