**BREAKING** Police probe stolen referendum ballot papers claim


Police are investigating claims ballot papers may have been stolen

Police are investigating claims ballot papers may have been stolen

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyGibson

POLICE have launched an investigation into the alleged theft of documents, including unused referendum ballot papers, in East Lothian.

A video posted on Facebook shows a person with the papers, which it is claimed were found beside a bin outside East Lothian Council’s headquarters in Haddington.

But the council has rejected the claim and said the papers were removed from a storage room.

Under election rules, unused ballot papers from any election or referendum have to be counted and retained for a year.

East Lothian chief executive and returning officer Angela Leitch said the matter was “extremely concerning” and both the police and the council were looking into it.

She said : “There is no implication that there is any concern regarding the integrity of the poll.”

A police spokeswoman said: “Police Scotland is currently investigating an incident involving the theft of referendum materials in East Lothian. Enquires are ongoing at this stage and anyone with information regarding this incident should contact Police Scotland immediately on 101.”

http://www.edinburghnews.scotsman.com/news/crime/police-probe-stolen-referendum-ballot-papers-claim-1-3596795

http://www.newsforscotland.com/news/police-probe-stolen-referendum-ballot-papers-claim

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‘Raw Video’ – Labour Party In Grand Central Hotel Gatecrashed


They say Labour are dead in Scotland, how dead?

They say Labour are dead in Scotland, how dead?

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Outside people demonstrated against the lavish food servings on offer to Labour MP’s at the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow, inside a few people managed to get in close and personal to Labour members. This is Raw video for people who have not seen it. There is swearing and the guys who are protesting Labour for thier £150 per person meal as people in Glasgow are homeless, dependent on Foodbanks and worse. Here is the video

The protest aimed to highlight the plight of the most vulnerable in society and featured a food bank collection. There was a strong police presence outside the Grand Central Hotel in Glasgow as Labour figures arrived for the dinner. A line of police faced protesters waving placards with messages such as “Labour the Judas party – enjoy your last supper”, “Taxi for Labour” and “Labour, your tea’s oot in May”. The demonstrators shouted slogans such as “Red Tories out”. Jim Murphy MP, one of three candidates for the Scottish Labour party leadership following the resignation of Johann Lamont, was one of the senior figures to use the hotel’s main entrance.

He deposited a bag of food at the food bank collection point. Mr Murphy will face MSPs Neil Findlay and Sarah Boyack in the leadership race. John Cooper, one of the protesters, said: “The reason we’re here tonight is because Scottish Labour are having their annual gala dinner in the hotel behind us and we’ve been told the figure for each person’s dinner is in the region of £100. “In Glasgow there are 34 food banks and there’s thousands of people starving in Glasgow and increasingly sanctions are being used by the Department for Work and Pensions to punish people in poverty.”

Will be interesting to find the REAL reasons for these 2 quiting

Will be interesting to find the REAL reasons for these 2 quiting

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Scotland: Photographs of Sellafield nuclear plant prompt fears over radioactive risk


A pond containing spent nuclear fuel rods at Sellafield

A pond containing spent nuclear fuel rods at Sellafield. 

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

Sellafield nuclear plant is on the South West of Scotland. This is why Scotland wanted this out of our Country. This has the potential to kill millions. When will we learn?

Previously unseen pictures of two storage ponds containing hundreds of highly radioactive fuel rods at the Sellafield nuclear plant show cracked concrete, seagulls bathing in the water and weeds growing around derelict machinery. But a spokesman for owners Sellafield Ltd said the 60-year-old ponds will not be cleaned up for decades, despite concern that they are in a dangerous state and could cause a large release of radioactive material if they are allowed to deteriorate further.

“The concrete is in dreadful condition, degraded and fractured, and if the ponds drain, the Magnox fuel will ignite and that would lead to a massive release of radioactive material,” nuclear safety expert John Large told the Ecologist magazine. “I am very disturbed at the run-down condition of the structures and support services. In my opinion there is a significant risk that the system could fail.

The storage ponds at Sellafield, as shown in this photograph sent to The Ecologist, have been called 'disgracefully degraded' by the executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies.

The storage ponds at Sellafield, as shown in this photograph sent to The Ecologist, have been called ‘disgracefully degraded’ by the executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies.

“It’s like an concrete dock full of water. If you got a breach of the wall by accident or by terrorist attack, the Magnox fuel would burn. I would say there’s many hundreds of tonnes in there. It could give rise to a very big radioactive release. It’s not for me to make comparisons with Chernobyl or Fukushima, but it could certainly cause serious contamination over a wide area and for a very long time.”

Gordon Thompson, executive director of the Institute for Resource and Security Studies in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who is an expert at assessing radiological risk, said: “[Sellafield] contains large inventories of radioactive material that could be released to the environment in a variety of ways. The site’s overall radiological risk has never been properly assessed by the responsible authorities. [The] photos, showing disgracefully degraded open-air ponds at Sellafield, indicate that a thorough assessment of risk is overdue.”

The images, taken over a period seven years and leaked via a local nuclear watchdog group to the Ecologist, are said to show two ponds that were commissioned in 1952 and used until the mid-1970s as short-term storage for spent fuel until it could be reprocessed, producing plutonium for military use. One is open to the elements.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows a seagull bathing in the water of a storage pond used to hold radioactive material.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows a seagull bathing in the water of a storage pond used to hold radioactive material.

The government is paying private companies £1.7bn a year to decommission ageing buildings at Sellafield.

“It is urgent that we clean up these ponds [but] it will be decades before they are cleaned up. Before that, a lot of other work has to be done. We are aiming to get them to the point where they are in a condition where the waste can be taken out of them,” said a Sellafield spokesman.

In a statement, Sellafield Ltd said: “These dated pictures do not present an accurate reflection of work across the Sellafield site today, but they are an indication of the scale of the challenge inherited by the NDA, Sellafield Ltd and Nuclear Management Partners to clean up the UK’s nuclear legacy.”

According to Large, who gave evidence to the House of Commons environment committee investigation into nuclear safety in 1986, the ponds were abandoned after they were overwhelmed with spent fuel during the 1974 miners’ strike when Britain was put on a three-day working week by prime minister Edward Heath.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows weeds growing around derelict machinery within the Sellafield facility.

This photograph sent to The Ecologist shows weeds growing around derelict machinery within the Sellafield facility.

“In order the ‘keep the lights on’, the UK’s fleet of nuclear power stations were run at full tilt, producing high volumes of spent fuel that the Sellafield reprocessing facilities were unable to keep up with. During the three-day week they powered up the Magnox reactors to maximum, and so much fuel was coming into Sellafield that it overwhelmed the line, and stayed in the pool too long,” Large told the Ecologist.

“The magnesium fuel rod coverings corroded due to the acidity in the ponds, and began to degrade and expose the nuclear fuel itself to the water, so they just lost control of the reprocessing line at a time when the ponds were crammed with intensely radioactive nuclear fuel,” he said

The Office of Nuclear Regulation (ONR), the statutory nuclear safety regulator, said: “The legacy ponds at Sellafield are old and as a result, do not meet the high engineering standards that would be required for modern nuclear facilities. These legacy ponds bring significant challenges, but we must focus our attention on improving the current situation. This does not mean that operations and activities on those facilities are unsafe.”

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Extensive Post On Why Alex Salmond Is Not Stupid


NOW CALM DOON PEOPLE - TRUST UNCLE SHAUN

NOW CALM DOON PEOPLE – TRUST UNCLE SHAUN

By Shaun Gibson : @ShaunyNews

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Podcast/Audio Blog as we reach the final week – Please share, RT and listen.


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This is a Podcast/Audio Blog on the upcoming Scottish Referendum. I am voting yes and I like many are trying to help the undecided to vote Yes. It will be a Disaster for Scotland if we vote no. I don’t really think people voting no actually know what they could do to this country. I understand 100% the undecided, maybe leaning left, maybe leaning right, you undecided MUST listen to these Podcasts we all do and read the articles on all the Social Media Groups there are out there. Education is key in the most important day of your life and Scotland History. We get one shot, we lose, we are in for HELL. We win, we create OUR SCOTLAND! PLEASE RESEARCH IF YOU ARE UNSURE SCOTLAND, We will all be dead in 100 years, our Kid’s Kids won’t be and Neither will Scotland be.  How can someone vote no with no reason and know they doing so with the possibility of keeping young kids dependent on Foodbanks to live. Open your eyes to others lives, one day you WILL depend on someone, I hope it’s not Westminster, and if you vote no and you lose your house or job or become disabled like me and you get no help, then I am sorry, you are the person that will cause the problem. In a Free Scotland our Kids, our Old, our Disabled will be looked after. #RESEARCH Don’t vote blindly.

PodCast/Audio Blog Below 

Podcast/AudioBlog Above

The article I said I would add below this video

http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/10/social-media-please-vote-no-paid-people-all-over-today-dont-listen-to-them/

What Scotland Invented

http://shaunynews.com/2014/09/04/scottish-inventions-and-discoveries-lets-now-invent-our-own-future/

Do Scottish people care?

Do Scottish people care?

This is what many are doing. I can't believe this

This is what many are doing. I can’t believe this

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ARE WE GOING TO KICK OUR KIN IN THE TEETH, OUR FAMILY FROM THE PAST WHO LOST LIFE AND SPILLED BLOOD?

ARE WE GOING TO KICK OUR KIN IN THE TEETH, OUR FAMILY FROM THE PAST WHO LOST LIFE AND SPILLED BLOOD?

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