“DISASTROUS” plans for a separate Scottish pound are set to be put forward by Nicola Sturgeon’s expert commission on monetary policy.
The SNP went back to the drawing board last year after party leaders were forced to accept their attempt to retain sterling during the 2014 independence referendum was a failure.
They are now finalising a review of the currency options for an separate Scotland in preparation for another attempt to break away from the rest of the UK. Continue reading »
The “world’s first large-scale underwater energy farm” is being built off the coast of Scotland, and is expected to start producing power in 2017.
When completed, the MeyGen project will produce enough power to light up 175,000 Scottish homes, and may ultimately include the construction of as many as 269 undersea turbines – the first four of which are scheduled to be completed by the end of the year. Continue reading »
Yesterday we warned that the biggest threat to the UK political process in the aftermath of the Friday referendum is neither an arguably fake petition to hold another referendum (it won’t happen), nor the so-called buyer’s remorse on the side of “Leave” voters, especially with ComRes confirming a negligible 1% of those voters were “Unhappy” with the outcome…
Vote split // On the #EUref result (Remain / Leave):
Happy: 4% / 92%
Unhappy: 88% / 1%
Indifferent: 7% / 5%
— Britain Elects (@britainelects) June 25, 2016
…but rather a surprising discovery in a UK government Command Paper laying out “The Process of withdrawing from the European Union“, which goes through the process of invoking the infamous Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, and notes that there may be a rather substantial hurdle to the actual Brexit process: a Scottish and/or Northern Irish veto to Britain’s separation from the EU. To wit: Continue reading »
The Scottish Parliament voted to ban fracking countrywide on Wednesday, making a moratorium on the controversial technique a permanent affair.
The narrow vote can after the legislative body temporary outlawed fracking in January 2015 while it conducted a public health impact assessment and consulted environmental experts.
The Scottish Greens, the Liberal Democrats, and the Labour Party joined together to hand a 32-29 defeat to the Conservatives, who vehemently opposed the permanent measure, The Guardian reported. Continue reading »
Footage has been recorded of a large meteor in the sky over north-east Scotland.
Police received a number of calls after a big, bright flash or ‘fireball’ was seen – with people reporting seeing a blue, white or green light.
Others said they had heard a rumbling sound.
Professor Keith Horne, from St Andrews University, said the meteor was probably about 10cm across, with the rumbling sound caused by a sonic boom.
The light appears to have been seen as far south as Berwickshire in the Scottish Borders and Newcastle at about 18:45 on Monday.
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In addition to the snow, the Environment Agency has issued 200 flood warnings covering much of the UK.
Sudden heavy snowfall last night led to road closures across Scotland with gridlock traffic in the worst affected areas. Some motorists abandoned their cars.
Meanwhile, downpours across the UK – from Swansea to the Isle of Man – caused chaos for motorists and even saw a school bus crash when a bridge collapsed. Continue reading »
Northern Ireland has joined Scotland, France, Greece and Latvia in announcing a full ban on GM crops under the new EU opt-out regulations. Environment Minister, Mark H Durkan announced Monday that he is prohibiting the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops in Northern Ireland.
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– As the “hottest year ever” rolls on, Scotland braces for icy weather – in July (Ice Age Now, July 29, 2015):
“Yes, it may be summer… But brace yourselves for an icy blast coming Scotland’s way,” reads the headline.
“As this summer shapes up to be one of the worst on record for rain, parts of the Highlands could be set for an icy blast overnight from tomorrow into Thursday.
“Temperatures could plummet as low as 4C through the night in rural parts. Continue reading »
– Scotland – June on track to be coldest in 43 years (Ice Age Now, June 20, 2015):
Scotland’s average temperature up until June 15 was 9.3C, two degrees below normal and the coldest June, July or August since June 1972, Met Office records show.
Forecasters are predicting another 10 days of downpours from next week. But first, another cold front will bring cloud and scattered heavy showers tomorrow, followed by a wet Sunday with hail. Highs of 18C tomorrow will drop to 15C on Sunday.
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First ID cards, then to make the system safer, RFID microchip implants.
If you allow that to happen, then it is all over.
– ID card for every child in Scotland (Express, June 14, 2015):
THE SNP is to create a £12million database containing medical details about every child in Scotland, with officials admitting the trove of information could be stored abroad.
It will work alongside the controversial Named Person scheme, allowing health workers to “monitor” youngsters at the click of a button and flagging up parents who refuse vaccinations.
The network will join with another upgraded NHS database containing the medical records of everybody north of the Border, known as the Community Health Index (CHI). Continue reading »
– More snow for Scotland mountains (Ice Age Now, June 3, 2015):
“This is 1pm on Tuesday the 2nd of June on Aonach Mor and this is just ridiculous. Unprecedented, perhaps,” says Iain Cameron, who studies and writes about snow.
Glencoe Mountain and Nevis Range snow-sports centers, among other places, are reporting coverings of snow.
A picture by Mark Trigg on his Facebook page Back Corries shows a thick covering on Aonach Mor. Continue reading »
– Scottish Government Confirms Ebola Diagnosed In Glasgow Patient (ZeroHedge, Dec 29, 2014):
We wonder if England will be reconsidering the secession vote?
- *SCOTTISH GOVT: CONFIRMED EBOLA CASE DIAGNOSED IN GLASGOW
- *SCOTLAND: PATIENT IS A HEALTH CARE WORKER, RETURNED FROM SIERRA LEONE DEC. 28
After Japan’s stock market slid overnight following reports of Ebola in Tokyo, one wonders what a recurrence of Ebola headlines will do to risk complacency this time? Perhaps, since the Ebola Tzar’s work is done in America, they can lend him out to The Scots?
– Majority of Scots would now vote ‘yes’ to independence – poll (RT, Oct 01, 2014):
Just six weeks after the referendum in which Scots rejected independence by 55 to 45 percent, a new YouGov poll for the Times has found that 52 percent now back a split from the union, as Labour sees its support in Scotland gradually diminish.
The YouGov poll put support for the union at 48 percent. The figures will give more momentum to the pro-independence Scottish Nationalist Party (SNP), which wants to see another referendum as soon as possible. Continue reading »
Sep 18, 2014
There is damning evidence that shows that this vote is a fraud. Just from the video and the pictures alone, we can see errors! Can you imagine how much is wrong? This is the Best Video proof you will also ever get showing the votes were changed to NO on purpose!
Sep 18, 2014
British managers stuffing box.
– Scotland Votes As Andy Murray Provides Last Minute Boost For “Yes” Camp; Wall Street Roundup (ZeroHedge, Sep 18, 2014):
The long awaited moment finally arrived after Scots began voting at 7am BST on whether to break away from the U.K. and end the 307-year union, even as latest opinion polls show the campaign against independence maintaining a narrow lead over those favoring independence. And while the No’s are said to have a slim lead into the vote, even if it is really the Undecideds whose vote will determine the final outcome, somewhat surprisingly, the Yes camp got an unexpected boost just hours before the polls opened when 27 year old tennis star, and Scot, Andy Murray declared his support for Scottish independence in an 11th hour intervention on Thursday morning, after years of keeping silent on the issue.
What Happens When Scottish Voters Give It Their 110%, According To CNN
What is most disturbing is that this photo is just as likely to be real as fake.
– The REAL Reason Britain is Freaking Out About Scottish Independence (Washington’s Blog, Sep 17, 2014):
David Cameron and the British media have been freaking out about the potential Scottish independence.
They’ve blathered on about “history”, “common defense” and other red herrings.
But it’s really all about oil …
Specifically, if Scotland becomes independent, it gets to keep 90% of the revenues from its huge oil reserves.
– Scottish Independence: Politicians Love Democracy So Much They’re Trying To Subvert It (Sovereign Man, Sep 16, 2014):
The polls in Scotland will close this week on one of the more important elections in recent history… perhaps one of the only elections that actually matters.
Rather than a typical vote to see who the captain of the Titanic will be, Scots are deciding whether they want to be free and independent from the UK. Continue reading »
– Why Scotland Has All The Leverage, In One Chart (ZeroHedge, Sep 15, 2014):
As Scotland prepares to vote for or against Independence from the Union on Thursday, it appears everyone has an opinion on what may, what should and what will happen. At the basis of every such opinion is some basis in fact, misguided as it may be in most cases, about who has all the leverage, with the dominant one being that Scotland would make a horrendous mistake if it says goodbye to the UK and puts a border around what is currently a third of UK’s landmass.
Some, such as Deutsche Bank, the bank that has the single greatest derivative exposure in the world and is therefore most leveraged to maintaining the status quo, saw its “Chief Economist & Member, Group Executive Committee, Deutsche Bank AG” David Folkerts-Landau personally put pen to paper on Friday and in rambling, demagogic terms, explain why it would be a “Wrong Turn” for Scotland to seek self-determination. Continue reading »
– Scotland: Independence Is Not On The Table (UK Column, Sep 10, 2014):
Today the LibLabCon has joined forces to keep the Union together, they say. Very publicly “abandoning” Prime Ministers Questions in order to give the maximum impression that they actually wish to keep the Union together, all three have flown up to Scotland to campaign for a “NO” vote.
The Three Stooges are playing a clever psychological game. Their intention is clear as evidenced by the constitutional reform agenda – the breakup of the Union. They give the impression that they are fighting for Scotland to stay in the Union in the full knowledge that any right thinking Scotsman or woman will struggle to resist the temptation to punch them on the nose at first sight. Continue reading »
– UK Suffers Biggest Capital Outflow Since Lehman As Scottish Vote Nears (ZeroHedge, Sep 12, 2014):
Investors pulled $27 billion out of UK financial assets last month – the biggest capital outflow since the Lehman crisis in 2008 – as concern mounted about the economic and financial consequences if Scotland left the UK, according to Reuters. Furthermore, Morgan Stanley said daily equity flow data pointed to “some of the largest UK equity selling on record.”
– George Soros Warns “This Is The Worst Possible Time” For Scottish Independence (ZeroHedge, Sep 11, 2014):
Authored by George Soros, originally posted Op-Ed at The FT,
This is the worst possible time for Britain to consider leaving the EU – or for Scotland to break with Britain.
The EU is an unfinished project of European states that have sacrificed part of their sovereignty to form an ever-closer union based on shared values and ideals. Those shared values are under attack on multiple fronts. Russia’s undeclared war against Ukraine is perhaps the most immediate example but it is by no means the only one. Resurgent nationalism and illiberal democracy are on the rise within Europe, at its borders and around the globe. Continue reading »
– The Black Swan Of Scotland (ZeroHedge, Sep 10, 2014):
It appears The UK government’s approach to Scotland has shifted dramatically from threats (we can’t guarantee your saefty against terrorists) to hugs and kisses.. as David Cameron begs Scots not to tear apart Britain’s “family of nations.”
“I would be heartbroken if this family of nations … was torn apart,” Cameron, speaking in the atrium of the Scottish Widows building in central Edinburgh.
It appears – as we explain below – there is good reason to panic… Continue reading »
– Scottish Independence Referendum: The Complete Summary (ZeroHedge, Sep 8, 2014):
For those just catching up on the main news event of the weekend, namely the sudden surge in Scotland “Yes” vote polling surpassing 50% for the first time, here is a complete round up of the background, updates and expert reactions from RanSquawk, Bloomberg and AFP.
ANALYSIS: THE CASE OF SCOTTISH INDEPENDENCE
- Recent polling shows the ‘Yes’ campaign overtaking the unionists for the first time, just 10 days ahead of the final vote on September 18th
- Independent Scotland runs the risk of limited currency options and fiscal uncertainty
- UK debt ratings hang in the balance as worst-case scenario sees Westminster shouldering an estimated extra GBP 140bln in former Scottish debt
BACKGROUND Continue reading »
– UK In “Full Panic Mode”, Rains Brimstone, Bribes On Scotland As “Yes” To Independence Poll Crosses 50% (ZeroHedge, Sep 7, 2014):
All pundits who over the past few months have been saying the possibility of Scottish independence as a result of the September 18 ballot, is at best a pipe dream got a rude wake up call overnight, when Scottish YouGov poll for the Sunday Times put the “Yes” (for independence campaign) on top for the first time since polling began, with No below the majority cutoff line for the first time, at 49, when undecided voters are excluded, and even when including undecideds “Yes” is still ahead by two points at 47-45. As the Spectator reports, “in the space of four weeks, “No” has blown a 22-point lead.”
– ‘London-centricity is unsustainable’: 200 business leaders back Scottish independence (RT, Aug 28, 2014):
More than 200 business people have lent their support to the “Yes Scotland” campaign in an open letter published in The Herald Scotland newspaper, just one day after 130 slammed the idea of secession from the UK.
The heads of 200 companies representing about 10 percent of Scotland’s workforce have backed Scottish independence over staying with the UK. Similar to the pro-unity bloc’s letter on Wednesday, all the bosses signed on an individual basis, not as representatives of their companies. Continue reading »
– Scottish Independence ‘Yes’ Vote Is A “High Risk” Event, Citi Warns (ZeroHedge, Aug 23, 2014):
A “Yes” vote for Scottish independence represents a “high risk” event according to Citi’s Michael Saunders. With the so-called ‘neverendum’ now less than a month away, Citi continues to highlight three particular concerns if Scotland does vote for independence: Scotland’s relatively weak fiscal position, Scotland’s large banking system and uncertainties over the currency arrangements of an independent Scotland. The Scottish Government seems to be seeking a policy of “sterlingisation” – which even their economic advisors judge “is not likely to be a long-term solution.” For now a “no” vote is most likely, however, even if the Scottish referendum does not pass, the UK political landscape is likely to remain in a state of flux.
– Evidence of new, present-day glaciation in Scotland (Ice Age Now, Aug 22, 2014):
A team of experts investigating the North Face of Scotland’s Ben Nevis mountain have found snowfields remaining in many gullies and upper scree slopes.
On these snowfields, the team – which included mountaineers, geologists and botanists – came across compacted, dense, ice hard snow call neve.
Neve is the first stage in the formation of glaciers, the team said. Continue reading »
And yes, the New World Order would not “be helped by an independent Scotland”.
– Scotland’s leader brands Australian PM’s remarks on independence ‘foolish’ (RT, Aug 17, 2014):
Alex Salmond, the First Minister for Scotland, has said that comments by Tony Abbott, the Australian Prime Minster, that the world would not “be helped by an independent Scotland” are “foolish, hypocritical and offensive”.
Mr Abbott who is on a visit to London told the Times newspaper that the decision on whether Scotland should be an independent country and break from the more than 300 year union with the rest of the UK, is “a matter for the scots”.
He then said that it was “hard to see how the world would be helped by an independent Scotland.”
“I think the people who would like to see the break-up of the United Kingdom are not the friends of justice, the friends of freedom, and the countries that cheer at the prospect are not the countries whose company one would like to keep,” he said.
Scottish voters will go to the polls on 18 September and will be asked the question “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Continue reading »
– UK Government Ignores Scotland’s Opposition to GM Crops in EU (Sustainable Pulse, April 27, 2014):
Scotland after admitting breaching an agreement to make Scotland’s opposition to genetically modified (GM) crops clear to European ministers.
The Westminster environment boss promised Scottish Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse that he would say that Scotland took a different view on GM from the UK at negotiations at the European Union’s Environment Council in Brussels. But he then failed to do so.
Links on the many benefits of Vitamin D down below.
– Vitamin D (newsnetscotland, Feb. 4, 2012):
Scotland has a reputation around the world. Generally we are known for our hospitality, humanity and culture. But we are also known as the Sick Man of Europe because of the extent of medical problems like MS, diabetes and even rickets.
While some of these problems are clearly linked to the endemic poverty which has been allowed to fester in our cities by indifferent and essentially corrupt politicians, there is another factor which has recently begun to receive attention, vitamin D deficiency which scientists around the world are becoming increasingly concerned with.
On May 5th, as the media hyped up an ‘alternative vote’ campaign that many people knew and cared little about, another, far more significant election was taking place. In Scotland, a Parliament was being elected.
In the last election, the Scottish National Party (not to be confused with their racist British counter-parts), running on a platform of pro-independence, won with a majority of one seat. This time round, they became the first party ever to win an overall majority in the Scottish Parliament – from within a voting system with two votes, one for your local MSP and one for a party, designed to prevent exactly that from happening – winning the required 65th seat in the Labour-stronghold of Kirkcaldy. Kirkcaldy was symbolic of a wider Labour collapse across the country, which saw them recording their worst election results in Scotland in 80 years. However, people will have a difficult time dismissing the SNP’s gains as “anti-Labour votes”, as attempted after their last election victory, as the Labour Party have not held the power to alienate people from since then. The implications of this landslide are clear; Scottish people are not afraid of the word “independence” any longer.
First snowmen of the season spotted as surprise cold snap sweeps across Britain
Winter wonderland: Hill walkers enjoyed the crisp clear weather, with snow crunching underfoot
Britain has received its first autumn snowfalls for the year as a surprise cold snap sent millions reaching for the central heating controls this weekend.
Summer made a particularly swift exit from the Highlands as the first sprinklings of snow paid an early visit to the north of Scotland.
The last time Britain saw a September cold snap as severe as this current one was in 2003, when much of northern England was below freezing.
Two Scottish weather stations recorded record lows: Tulloch Bridge recorded a temperature of -4.2°C, and Tyndrum -4.4°C – the coldest temperatures recorded since the two stations opened in 1982 and 1990 respectively.
For the people of the Cairngorms particularly, it was a wintry end to September.
Snow fell on the Scottish mountain range overnight, and hill-walkers had to wear their winter woolies and specialist equipment as they enjoyed blue, sun-filled skies with slippery conditions underfoot.