Scottish Labour Young Socialists Statement regarding comments by Jackie Baillie (MSP) on Trident

Jackie Baillie, Scottish Labour’s Shadow Finance Minister and the top candidate in the West of Scotland list, has today issued a statement calling for Trident renewal.

Scottish Labour’s membership voted overwhelmingly against Trident renewal at last year’s annual conference. Throughout this campaign Kezia Dugdale and the Scottish Labour Party have rightly argued for unilateral disarmament and defence diversification. For a senior shadow minister to break with our democratically agreed policy – three days before an election – is unacceptable.

Baillie is entitled to voice dissent but it is inappropriate for her to do so from the front bench. Scottish Labour Young Socialists call on Jackie Baillie to apologise to the membership.


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