The SNP’s youth wing has voted to oppose moves that would see the party retain membership of NATO.
In a vote taken last night, members of the National Executive Committee decided not to support MP Angus Robertson’s resolution that would see Trident removed from Scotland but the country remain under the NATO umbrella.
In a statement released last night, David Linden, National Convenor of the Young Scots for Independence group said:
“The party’s youth wing has a strong and proud history of consistently campaigning against nuclear weapons. Supporting a u-turn on NATO would, in my opinion, be in congress with our consistent and unambiguous opposition to nuclear weapons.
It is for this reason that the YSI will support, and vote for, the amendment to reaffirm current SNP policy which is sufficient and reflects our longstanding view. Indeed, I hope many YSI members who are attending conference in their own right will do similar.”