Nuclear convoy travelled through Glasgow despite weather warning

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Nuclear convoy travelled through Glasgow despite weather warning

Weather warning: A nuclear weapon convoy.

Weather warning: A nuclear weapon convoy

By @ShaunyNews Via http://news.stv.tv/west-central/306306-nuclear-convoy-travelled-through-glasgow-despite-weather-warning/

I did this article earlier today: https://acenewsdesk.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/nuclear-convoy-on-erskine-bridge-in-gales-no-safety-in-awful-weather/ With a video added. I think in the weather this convoy went through to get all the way up to Scotland and through Glasgow was terrible.

Anti-nuclear campaigners and politicians have slammed the Ministry of Defence after it emerged that a convoy carrying nuclear weapons travelled through Glasgow on Sunday despite weather warnings.

The convoy, which Scottish CND argues is unsafe even in fine weather, drove through the centre of Glasgow on the M74 and M8 around 11.30pm before crossing the Erskine Bridge during strong winds.

The vehicles are said to have included four Truck Cargo Heavy Duty Mk3 vehicles, which are often used to transport nuclear bombs.

John Ainslie, the co-ordinator of Scottish CND, followed the convoy in person.

He said: “The Ministry of Defence has shown a callous disregard for public safety by driving nuclear weapons through the centre of Glasgow and over Erskine Bridge while Scotland was being battered by gale force winds. It is time we abandoned Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) and stopped the madness of taking nuclear bombs through Scotland’s largest city.”

The SNP expressed concern on Monday and highlighted additional safety concerns for the public due to the weather warning in place.

As reported by the Scottish CND, the nuclear convoy travelled through the centre of Glasgow on the M74 and M8 between 11.35 and 11.55 pm during strong winds – heightening the already high safety concerns.

SNP Westminster Leader and Defence spokesperson Angus Robertson said: “This is hard to believe.While Scotland was being battered with gale force winds and truly awful weather, a nuclear convoy went through the heart of Scotland’s biggest city and over the Erskine Bridge.

“The SNP has always condemned the practice of these convoys as they pose a major risk but in these conditions it is totally unacceptable and utterly chilling.        “The people of Glasgow and Scotland have made clear our opposition to nuclear weapons being based on the Clyde, but Westminster remains committed wasting up to £100bn on a new generation. Only by voting SNP can Scotland make sure that it is rid of these awful weapons and their dangerous convoys for good.”

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