SNP accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over state support for arms tradeSNP accused of ‘rank hypocrisy’ over state support for arms trade

THE SNP has been accused of “rank hypocrisy” after it emerged Scotland’s enterprise agencies have given the defence industry £17m since 2007, despite the party’s high-profile criticism of the arms trade.

Economy Secretary Keith Brown revealed Scottish Enterprise had sunk £13.6m into defence firms since the SNP took office, and Highlands & Islands Enterprise £3.4m.

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