An eagle-eyed photographer snapped a copy of emergency plans which will come into effect if Britain crashes out of the EU without a deal. The plan has been given the code name ‘Operation Yellowhammer’, in reference to a bird whose song Enid Blyton said resembled: ‘a little bit of bread and no cheese’.
World stories you may have missed this month include: an Indian MP’s Hitler costume, a Minister’s cycle ride to give birth in New Zealand, and litter picking crows in France. This series highlights the more bizarre news stories which may have passed you by.
John McCain was respected both as a war hero and a ‘maverick’ politician on both sides of the American political divide. Sadly McCain lost his battle with cancer, dying at the age of 81 on the 25th of August 2018.
The 22nd of August 2018 marks the second annual World Plant Milk Day, which aims to raise awareness of the expanding list of alternatives to dairy products. This year, Pro Veg UK and Plant Based News are running a campaign to encourage people to try giving up dairy for a seven-day challenge. Increasing rates of people all across the world are making the decision to switch from animal to plant milk due to its impacts on consumers’ health, the environment and animal welfare.
With David Davis fleeing from his negotiating position as Secretary of State for Leaving the European Union, Dominic Raab has been parachuted in to restore unity to the Cabinet. However, the significance of his role may be declining, with the Prime Minister becoming more involved in deal-making.
In the week that began with multiple ministerial resignations, May’s Brexit negotiating stance was finally unveiled. Donald Trump made ‘fake news’ having allegedly criticised Prime Minister Theresa May, whilst he was distanced from hundreds of thousands of protesters.
On the twelfth and thirteenth of June I contributed to the Wessex Scene’s live coverage of the EU Withdrawal Bill’s progression through the House of Commons. If you are interested, the coverage can be found on the website. I have provided a summary of the events below, in case you want to save some of your time.
Prepare in advance
- If you have chosen to travel by plane, consider and research the different airlines’ allergy policies. Are there allergy free meals available? Are there allergy free areas or ‘buffer zones’ aboard the flight? Contact the airline in advance as they may be better able to cater for your needs.
As you progress into adulthood you will need to become more independent and vocal about your allergies. Stop relying on your parents to carry around your EpiPen and to check food packaging. Here is a guide to becoming more responsible for your own allergies…
Despite there being endless types of chocolate eggs for sale, it can seem difficult finding any which are free from nuts. Large hollow eggs appear to be almost no go zones as they either contain nuts or have a standard ‘may contain’ label. However, Kinnerton produce a variety of eggs which are made in factories free from cross-contamination and are therefore a safe option. Kinnerton also, produce some Magnum Easter eggs.