Jeremy Corbyn has backed calls for the Scottish wing of the Labour Party to vote against the renewal of Trident, risking further divides within his party.
At its annual conference in Perth, the Scottish Labour party is due to decide whether or not to discuss the renewal of Britain’s nuclear deterrent system. Speaking to the Guardian, Mr Corbyn said a vote against Trident would strengthen his attempts to change policy in Westminster.
He said: “I think it might be an encouragement to many people in the rest of the UK to listen very carefully to what’s being said at the Scottish conference. There are similar debates going on all across the party in Britain.