Feelings are raw about this today (07.11.13) because over 1,700 people are to lose their jobs, and 835 of these are on the Clyde and the Forth. So of course people are wondering about the next navy frigate orders and whether they'll be built in Scotland if we vote Yes in September. So here are a few things to think about when you're poring over today's untruths in the Daily Record.
Amid the scrabble between Scottish Labour MPs and media to paint this restructuring as a threat to Scotland's shipyards if we become independent, which it clearly isn't, they conveniently forget to mention that if we do become independent, they'd really, really like us to keep Trident at Faslane. So we'd be friendly enough to house their nuclear subs for a bit but not friendly enough to build a few warships?
And finally, when we do become independent, the new Scottish navy is going to need ships, including five Type 26 frigates. Where do you think these will be built?
Ministry of Defence: Royal Fleet Auxiliary Vessels to be built in South Korea
Wings over Scotland: Lies, lies, lies, lies
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