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NATO: Should we stay or should we go?

Independence offers the Scottish people an unparalleled opportunity to choose the Defence strategy best suited to our needs now and into the future. Do nuclear weapons, such as Trident, provide any form of security and at what cost? Has the nature of Defence changed after the 9/11 terrorist attacks? Is NATO still relevant with the demise of the Soviet threat?

These questions, and many more, will be addressed by our distinguished panel in the first of a series of big local debates on important matters for Scotland's future.

Trident II missile
Trident II missile

Yes Lochaber Debate

Our panel:

Dr. John MacDonald,
University lecturer and consultant specialising on the defence and foreign policy of a future independent Scotland.

James Trolland,
party leader Scottish Democratic Alliance, is a candidate in the forthcoming Aberdeen Donside by-election, spokesman on Security, Defence and International Affairs and participates in Cross Party Groups at Holyrood on Armed Forces, Drugs & Alcohol and Oil & Gas.

Allan Grogan,
a member of the Labour Party and founder of Labour for Independence supports the "complete removal of all nuclear weapons from our land."

Debate format:

Each participant will put forward their vision of Defence policy which will be followed by an open panel discussion. The evening will conclude with questions and points from the audience. Your host for the evening, and debate moderator, will be Badabrie resident John Hutchison.

Location and Time:

The Nevis Centre, An Aird, Fort William.
Saturday June 1st.
Doors open 6.30 pm.
Debate begins 7pm.

Entrance is FREE.


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