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Does the SNP support a new Strategic Defence and Security Review?

With new security priorities in the wake of Brexit, and emerging threats in hybrid warfare, it is essential that the UK government carries out a new Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) and maintains its membership of Europol to continue cooperation on detecting, disrupting and detaining criminals. A new SDSR should assess the need for…

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What is the SNP position on Daesh/ISIS?

The struggle against Daesh must be pursued by more than military means and must include the battle of ideas which demonstrate that international justice and civic tolerance can be achieved without recourse to violence and barbarity. SNP MPs will urge the UK government to redouble its efforts to bring about a political resolution, through the…

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What is the SNP’s position on UK arms exports to Saudi Arabia?

SNP MPs have led the calls for resolution of the destructive conflict in South Yemen. Given the clear evidence that munitions supplied by the United Kingdom have been used in breach of international law, there should be an immediate ban on arms sales to Saudi Arabia pending a full and proper independent investigation. And we…

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How are the SNP supporting veterans?

The SNP believe that veterans are an asset to our society and deserve the best possible care and support.

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Does the SNP oppose UK government reductions to Scotland’s defence footprint – including the closure of Fort George?

The UK government’s most recent wave of defence cuts will see the closure of a number of historic defence sites in Scotland, including Glencorse Barracks, Penicuik; Redford Barracks, Edinburgh, and Fort George near Inverness. Scottish Ministers, SNP MPs and local communities have clearly set out our opposition to these cuts and it is deeply disappointing…

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What are the SNP doing to stop Nuclear convoys through Scotland’s streets?

The idea that weapons of mass destruction are being transported through our streets is absolutely chilling. The SNP have raised our concerns about this unacceptable risk to public safety.

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Do the SNP support Trident renewal?

The SNP has never and will never support the retention or renewal of Trident. We believe that nuclear weapons are immoral, ineffective and expensive. And in times of imposed austerity, the £205 billion which would be spent on a Trident replacement over the next 30 years could be far, far more effectively used on improving…

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