Relations between SNP members and the party leadership have been under strain recently over the Salmond affair and the lack of preparations for Indyref2, so you might have thought that they would be looking to mend fences. Not so. The high heid yins seem to be provoking an even deeper division by watering down the party’s commitment to unilateral nuclear disarmament. CND supporters in the SNP are furious that the defence motion for this week’s conference has ditched a commitment to signing the United Nations Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. This follows the party’s recent submission to the UK integrated defence review which did not mention unilateralism and instead referred to the dreaded words “multilateral nuclear disarmament”.
Herald 25th Nov 2020 read more »