Scots want rid of nuclear weapons, SNP MSP will tell South Korea summit

Bill Kidd MSP (Allan Milligan)
Bill Kidd MSP (Allan Milligan)

AN SNP MSP will address a nuclear disarmament summit in South Korea today.

Bill Kidd will be at the Global Peace Forum in Pyeongchang to renew calls for Scotland to become a nuclear-free zone.

He will be among parliamentarians, anti-nuclear campaigners and experts in the field from the USA, Belgium, Japan and the Philippines, who are joining together to discuss the development of the UN’s Agenda for Disarmament by 2030.

Mr Kidd, co-president of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament group in Scotland, said: “At a time of such grave uncertainty across the world, Scotland is a leading voice on nuclear disarmament – leaving the UK looking badly out-of-touch with the vast majority of nations.

“The SNP, the Scottish Parliament and the people of Scotland firmly reject the hosting of weapons of mass destruction on Scottish soil, and Westminster should heed those calls.

“By taking a stand on immoral nuclear weapons, we can set a powerful example to the world, influence others and help shape the global agenda.”

He added that in an independent Scotland the SNP would remove all nuclear weapons “as quickly and safely as possible”.