Written evidence from Nigel J Barnacle
I wish to comment on the new inquiry into the Defence implications of possible Scottish independence. I believe that this has real implications for Trident replacement.
I feel that Trident replacement is non-affordable and unnecessary for the UK. Education, NHS, elderly care, youth unemployment all urgently need money, not Trident.
Scottish opposition to Trident remaining at Faslane is a crucial issue. An alternative base in England or Wales would be difficult and even more expensive. There would likely be huge public opposition to an alternative site. A move would cost billions.
Trident and its replacement do not add to our security. Indeed it promotes nuclear proliferation. A very worrying international issue.
Trident should not be put before the well being and quality of life of British citizens.
All the above leads me to believe that even more Trident should be phased out and not replaced.
Please also note/take into account the views from the experts at the 4 July Defence Committee.
Please share all his with the Defence Committee and seriously consider not replacing Trident.
We really don’t need it.
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