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HMS Vanguard is to be refueled with a new nuclear core at a cost of £120m. This was reported on the BBC last week and confirmed by the Defence Secretary. There is no way that this can be justified in any shape or form, it’s bad enough that we even have nuclear weapons, but to not take the chance to get rid of one of these submarines at this time is just wrong and a missed opportunity, esp given the facts below.

29% of people living in Scotland are living in poverty; many are either children or elderly.

56.000 people have had to use food banks this year in Scotland.

53,270 people on Job seekers have been sanctioned in Scotland.

In these times of austerity why are we spending this kind of money on something that we will never use, is it ok to keep a nuclear weapon that we…

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