Nuclear subs set for Wales?

In the wake of the Scottish Government's announcement that it wants Britain's nuclear submarine fleet to be removed from Scotland, the First Minister says the fleet - and the jobs - would find 'more than a welcome' in Wales.

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First Minister 'has no grasp on reality' - Plaid on 'silly' nuclear subs call

Plaid Cymru has condemned the First Minister's call for Britain's nuclear submarines to be based at Milford Haven. Plaid's Simon Thomas AM says

Having failed to protect Wales during the economic crisis, the First Minister is now reduced to making ridiculous pronouncements which do nothing for his own credibility, and do even less for Wales’ image in the world. He clearly has no grasp on reality if he believes that the people of Wales want nuclear weapons stored in Wales.

It would be far better for Wales for the UK government to do what Plaid Cymru has long called for - scrap the Trident project completely and spend the massive cost on plausible job creation schemes to boost our economy.

The First Minister looks rather silly calling for a scheme which isn’t even considered feasible by many commentators, however it is possibly more interesting that it is now clear that the Labour party is planning for a Yes vote in the Scottish Independence referendum

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