UK report slams SNP plan for defence force
The UK Government is launching a defence of the British military in a report criticising SNP plans for an independent Scottish force.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond will promote the current set-up, with Scotland inside the UK, in a speech in Edinburgh.
The visit coincides with the publication of an analysis paper, prepared by UK civil servants, that aims to highlight the benefits to Scotland of the £34billion UK defence budget.
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