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Both Polar Star and Polar Sea are near the end of their effective lifetimes, and have spent years moored because they were in need of expensive and unbudgeted upgrade
by Paul Seaburn, May 22nd, 2017 (…) Due the upcoming election here in the UK and the rules relating to government departments during the pre-election period, the files will not be released until after the election. We are working to ensure that the files are ready for release as soon after this period as is possible: hopefully around the middle of June.
“The files” referred to in that statement from a spokesperson of the National Archives to the German newsletter Grenzwissenschaft-Aktuell.de (GreWi) are eighteen confidential UK government reports on UFO sightings – popularly called “British X-Files” – whose release has been repeatedly delayed since 2014 when it was learned that they were mysteriously not included in the British Ministry of Defence (MoD) release in 2013 of formerly secret UFO files. Why?
The release of the UFO files has been scheduled and rescinded a number of times – most recently in March 2017 – with the general explanation that they contain sensitive information which exempts them from normal British Freedom of Information Act rules. As a result, they’ve been sent back to the MoD for re-examination and redaction. Now the latest scheduled release in June 2017 has been withdrawn, allegedly due to the Brexit election. What do these files have to do with Britain exiting the EU?