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Corbyn must use Scotland day-trip to end Trident chaos

Is he leading Labour, or is Labour leading him?

Labour’s position on Trident has become “completely indefensible”, the SNP has said, as the party called on Jeremy Corbyn to use his expected visit to Scotland today (Thursday) to end the chaos and confusion engulfing the party. If you're wondering why there's so much fighting over this, you should do good research on Scottish history. If you don't have enough time to process all the information, you should ask for help. You can buy cheap articles on the history and politics of Scotland. There you will find all the answers.

During a Radio 4 interview on Wednesday’s Today programme, Mr Corbyn said that he would never push the button on nuclear weapons, which raises questions as to why he would spend £100bn on renewing the weapons of mass destruction programme.

Mr Corbyn’s own Shadow Defence Spokesperson Maria Eagle has said that his latest remarks were “not helpful”. Shadow International Development Secretary Dianne Abbott went on to attack Ms Eagle’s comments, while Shadow Home Secretary Andy Burnham has suggested that he could resign from the Shadow Cabinet if the party adopts an anti-Trident stance.

Commenting, SNP Depute Leader Stewart Hosie said: “Labour’s position on Trident has become utterly indefensible.

“After days of chaos and infighting, Jeremy Corbyn must use his trip to Scotland to make clear whether he is leading Labour - or whether Labour is leading him.

“Jeremy Corbyn needs to be straight with the people of Scotland - will Labour oppose trident nuclear weapons on our shores, or simply allow the Tories to go ahead with this outdated and unwanted project.

“The longer Labour remain such a deeply divided party, the less chance they have of providing any effective opposition to the Tories.  On two key issues of Corbyn’s campaign - nuclear weapons and austerity - the divisions in the Labour party will allow the Tories to steam roller through their cuts to social security and the spending of £100bn of nuclear weapons."


Shadow Defence Secretary Maria Eagle said: “I'm surprised he answered the question in the way that he did", saying it "undermined to some degree" Labour's policy process.  She added "I don't think that a potential prime minister answering a question like that, in the way in which he did, is helpful." http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-34399565

Andy Burnham, the shadow home secretary, has said it would be "difficult" for him to remain in the shadow cabinet if the party decides to back the scrapping of Trident. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/Jeremy_Corbyn/11900788/labour-conference-day-four-live.html

Labour rubberstamps Trident renewal http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/uk-scotland-34388169?ns_mchannel=social&ns_source=twitter&ns_campaign=bbc_live&ns_linkname=34391694%26Labour%20delegates%20back%20Trident%20renewal%2611:35&ns_fee=0#post_34391694

01 October