War of words over base closure claim
THE UK Government has claimed that Scottish independence would plunge the future of RAF Lossiemouth into doubt.
Coalition ministers have questioned whether a breakaway nation could afford to keep fighter jets at the base – and warned of a “knock-on impact” on Moray’s economy.
The claims triggered a fresh war of words last night, with the region’s SNP MP, Angus Robertson, insisting that the base’s future would be “guaranteed” after independence.
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