The World this week from Mennies

America\ Donald, The Queen, Angus McNeil, Brexit. 29 Dec 201

Well first of all, a happy Christmas all and I would normally say have a prosperous New Year, however because of the antics in the Westminster circus called a parliament in respect of Brexit, it looks very much like a prosperous new year is on hold at the moment.

So, let me start on the other side of the pond with oor Donald, and despite his ‘bone spurs” he managed to visit a war zone. Another made in America War zone, in Iraq, where he got the troops into a state of euphoria by signing a few hats and getting the faces of Seal team 5 onto the cover page of “The Sunday Terrorist”. Yes, hard to believe, but the president of America was instrumental in exposing the identities of one of America’s “secret “special forces teams.

It takes hundreds of millions of dollars to train a special forces team, and a superhuman effort on the part of the soldiers to gain entry into that unit and here is that fool making them redundant and at risk within a couple of minutes. That Man requires incarceration in a very secure nursery.

Here at home and not to be outdone by Donald we had the annual sleep fest called the Queens Speech, where this year she decided to broadcast from a room dripping with gold, the focal point of the room and indeed for many who watched it was a gold piano. A piano with connections to Iraq, in as much as it was apparently looted from Sadam Husain’s Palace and found its way to Buckingham palace the present incumbent of which, like Sadam rules by absolute decree, without a single person in the country voting for either one of them.

So there we had it , the Queen in the golden room on her golden seat by her golden,” stolen” piano telling all the plebs to pull together , with no doubt the coming catastrophe of Brexit in mind.

The Duke of Edinburgh was not at Church as he had been tasked with nipping out to Tesco to buy up all the French Champaign to help the family weather the coming Brexit storm.

Now for my weekly drone about independence, we have the worst Westminster government trying to get through parliament the most unpopular policy in history. A government in absolute chaos with not a negotiator amongst them. A group of incompetent idiots who are the laughing stock of the planet and still the polling on independence voting intentions, is showing only a small increase. The reason for this is obvious to all but the SNP. The issues we lost the last referendum on are still there, and they are still there because the SNP and in particular Nicola Sturgeon have deliberately not addressed them.

Instead she has been trying to save the UK when England actually voted to leave., She has no business there and would be better employed,, forming policy for an independent Scotland.

There is only one SNP parliamentarian who has any balls and that is Angus McNeil from the wee Island of Barra. He seems to be the only one who is on the same page as Alex Salmond and has constantly lobbied for immediate action during this period of chaos.

I personally think that it will take the removal of Nicola Sturgeon and her husband Patter Murrel from the leadership of the party to get any positive movement on independence.

Go for it Angus, you have a lot of support out there.

The oncoming disaster called Brexit looms nearer by the day and it has become clear why Theresa May inexplicably put off the vote until after the new Year, and the reason is contained in the new Year’s honours list which is stuffed with wayward tory MP’s who have been given honours to buy their votes in the parliamentary debate due to begin on the 14th January . there you have it, despicable corruption at the heart of government. Is this the union you want to be part of? I don’t.

So, it is Saturday night, a pleasant pint in Mennies and I raise a glass to my friends the world over., Have a pleasant evening and a good weekend.




I have been in business for well over half a century but I learn something new every day. My politics are the middle of the road. I believe that the far-right and far-left are equally harmful. Jim Murphy ( at that time, leader of the Scottish Labour party) asked me if I called myself a socialist. I said, "no Jim, I am not a socialist, I am a capitalist, but a capitalist with a social conscience.

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