The Daily Populous

Tuesday January 26th, 2021 day edition

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has refused legal permission for a referendum, but it may not matter.

Scotland is heading towards independence from the UK.

That's the inevitable conclusion to be drawn from the latest opinion polls that show a surge in support for Scottish nationalism.

Crucially Sturgeon pledged to push ahead with a referendum after the coronavirus pandemic, regardless of whether permission is granted by Johnson.

Yet in the intervening years Brexit and the election of Johnson, who is deeply unpopular in Scotland, have massively boosted the prospects for independence.

Johnson would most likely win such a legal fight, given that powers to call referendums are legally reserved by the UK government.

Johnson is likely to find his own attempts to prevent Scottish independence have a very similar ending. »

President Biden will make entire 645k federal vehicle fleet electric

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President Joe Biden has just announced that he will replace the entire US federal fleet with electric vehicles made in the US.

The US federal fleet consists of over 645,000 vehicles, according to the latest Federal Fleet Report.

Biden: "The federal government also owns an enormous fleet of vehicles, which we're going to replace with clean electric vehicles made right here in America, by American workers. »

'Harry Potter' Live-Action TV Series in Early Development at HBO Max (Exclusive)

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A Harry Potter live-action TV series is in early development at HBO Max.

"There are no Harry Potter series in development at the studio or on the streaming platform," HBO Max and Warner Bros. reaffirmed in a statement to THR.

The latter was recently revived with three of its original stars returning for a new TV series as HBO Max leans into its IP to become a must-have subscription service. »

Biden Says Every American Who Wants a Vaccine Will Be Able to Get One by Spring

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Biden stated as much when asked by a reporter when he believed "roughly" that "anyone who wants" a vaccine would be able to get one.

In addition to that timeline, Biden also aired a revised ambition to try and administer 1.5 million shots per day.

“As we know, we came in office without knowledge how much vaccine was being held in advance or available. »

Puerto Rico declares emergency over violence against women

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Puerto Rico declared a state of emergency on Monday over its deep-rooted problem of violence against women, creating new measures that activists have demanded for years to battle a deadly tide.

Puerto Rico Governor Pedro Pierluisi said the order aims to combat "an evil that has caused too much damage for too long".

Rights groups in Puerto Rico welcomed the new declaration, though not perfect, as a first step toward saving women's lives. »