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Midlothian Council meeting hears of UK invasion ‘threat’

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Provost Joe Wallace

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A recent council meeting took a bizarre turn when UK energy minister Michael Fallon was accused of threatening Scotland with invasion.

Provost Joe Wallace (SNP) explained how he had been left “horrified” after attending a Nuclear Free Local Authorities meeting in Clydebank in April.

A report he said, had revealed how Mr Fallon, in an attempt to prevent Holyrood from making a submission to the European Commission regarding the UK Government’s proposal to build a new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point in Somerset, had issued a “direct threat” by warning that such action would be viewed as a “hostile act”.

He told the meeting: “When a country believes it is subject to a hostile act it has the right to use armed force by all necessary means available to it to deter and if necessary destroy that threat.

“This man has threatened practically invasion of Scotland.

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