Nicola Sturgeon said the SNP would seek to establish Scotland as a non-nuclear nation should the party succeed in its push for independence despite Vladimir Putin hanging his nuclear arsenal over the world like Damocles’ sword. The First Minister insisted nuclear weapons are “dangerous” as she insisted her party would seek to remove the current British deterrent in Faslane if Scotland broke away from the rest of the United Kingdom. Speaking to Sky News’ Sophy Ridge on Sunday, Ms Sturgeon said: “I would like to see an independent Scotland being a non-nuclear member of NATO.
“Remember, the vast majority in the world don’t have nuclear weapons.
“I think we’re reminded right now of the massive danger caused by nuclear weapons.
“I would like an independent Scotland – albeit it is a small country, we have a strategically important geographic position in the North Atlantic – to be a constructive and participating member of NATO.
“I think one of the big questions for my party and for those who support an independent Scotland, is to think in this new world order we’re living in post the Russian invasion of Ukraine, where many of the things we’ve taken for granted in the post-Cold War era have been turned on their heads, we need to think about what an independent Scotland would bring to that NATO alliance?”
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