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Murdo Macleod for the Guardian The British government is examining plans to designate the Scottish military base that houses the Trident nuclear deterrent as sovereign United Kingdom territory if the people of Scotland vote for independence in next year's referendum.
In a move that sparked an angry reaction from the SNP, which vowed to rid Scotland of nuclear weapons as quickly as possible after a yes vote, the government is looking at ensuring that the Faslane base on Gare Loch in Argyll and Bute could have the same status as the British sovereign military bases in Cyprus.
The move would be designed to ensure that the Trident fleet would continue to have access to the open seas via the Firth of Clyde.
Under Britain's "continuous at sea deterrent", at least one Vanguard submarine armed with 16 Trident nuclear missiles is on patrol at sea at any one time. The warnings over Faslane come as the British government issues stark warnings to the people of Scotland about the dangers of independence.
Neither the people nor parliament of Scotland want nuclear weapons dumped here, and we are clear that Trident would have to be removed as quickly as possible. Only a yes vote next September will empower Scotland to get rid of Trident, and the money saved help build a fairer society and stronger economy.
The risk the government in London is taking — and I think they are waking up to this — is that it all seems like scaremongering. An MoD spokesperson said: The British government would first tell the Scottish government after a yes vote that it would cost tens of billions of pounds over many years to decommission the Faslane base and to establish a new base in England or Wales to house the nuclear fleet.
These costs would have to be factored into severance payments negotiated with the Scottish government before full independence is declared around two years after the referendum. Philip Hammond, the defence secretary, gave a taste of the costs when he told the house of commons defence select committee last week: The base could be designated an SBA for an initial period of 10 years — to allow for decommissioning — if the Scottish government rejects out of hand calls to allow Trident to be based in Faslane.
If the Scottish government were to accept that Trident should remain in Scotland then a longer lease would be negotiated. One defence source said: Those costs would be factored into any negotiations on an independence settlement. The sovereign base area is an option.
It is an interesting idea because the costs of moving out of Faslane are eye-wateringly high. The scale and cost of any potential relocation away from Faslane would be enormous.
But at the point the UK and Scottish government sit across the table looking at eachother the UK government will only have a certain amount of money at its disposal.
If the Scots demand a high price for satisfaction on the nuclear front there would be that much less money in the UK government's pocket for all the other items which will be on the agenda. Harvey said that the two original alternatives to Faslane — Falmouth harbour and Milford Haven — would involve very high costs because they have been heavily developed since the s.
It is not practically impossible but it is not realistically viable. A no vote, by contrast, means a new generation of nuclear weapons on the Clyde for another 50 years. The former Lib Dem leader said: It seems extraordinary to be opposed in principle to nuclear weapons but to wish to join an alliance whose strategic concept provides that deterrence should be by way of conventional and nuclear means.
The SNP answer to this point is a bland assumption that an independent Scotland would merely, by applying, be entitled to the dispensation enjoyed by Norway. But Norway was a founding member of the alliance. The fact that a dispensation in relation to nuclear matters has been allowed to Norway cannot be a guarantee that a new applicant would be allowed the same privileges.
Major questions remain unresolved by the SNP who have a defence policy based more on faith than fact. The SNP are confused on nuclear defence. The SNP want to downgrade Scotland's role in the world and our strength at home.
The UK provides Scotland not just with protection but influence. The review, chaired by the Treasury's chief secretary, Danny Alexander, is expected to conclude that the options of putting Trident missiles on modified Astute-class submarines or putting nuclear warheads on cruise missiles on Astute submarines are too expensive.
Amending Trident could also put Britain in breach of its obligations under the nuclear non-proliferation treaty which commits Britain to reducing its nuclear arsenal.
Varying warheads would count as a new development.The British government is examining plans to designate the Scottish military base that houses the Trident nuclear deterrent as sovereign United Kingdom territory if the people of Scotland vote for.
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