H/t reader kevin a.
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What’s next? Telling police not to wear their uniforms in the streets?
UK Express (h/t VC) Parents of youngsters in the army, air and sea cadet forces have been issued with letters outlining steps to avoid being targeted by Muslim terrorists. The letter warns of a serious risk of the cadets – mainly in their teens – being mistaken for regular airmen, sailors or soldiers.
“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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
Common Core collects all data on every child, wifi watches and listen to every child, so you can be assured CPS will initiate more and more investigations and take more children.
– 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.
– 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.
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).