SNP MP calls for party to avoid 'reflex' to oppose Tories on defence

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Leading defence expert Professor Malcolm Chalmers said in May that an independent Scotland would have to accept keeping Trident for more than ten years if it wanted to join Nato. Professor Chalmers, deputy director general of the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI), said if the Scottish Government pressed ahead with removing nuclear weapons according to the SNP’s current timetable of five years after a Yes vote the UK would veto Scotland’s Nato membership.