The World this week from Mennies.

Firstly, apologies for the singular content of the blog this week and the fact that the last blog I did contained some of the concerns I put forward today. Reason being that the subject I feel is important, promise I will give a better spread of what is going on next week.

Friday 11 June 2021

Are your children safe in the hands of the Scottish Government

In December 2014 the Scottish government set in motion the Child abuse enquiry a concern addressed by the Scottish Government during the days of Alex Salmond’s tenure as first minister. It was not initiated under the leadership of Nicola Sturgeon.

The Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry was formally established by the Scottish Government in October 2015 under the Inquiries Act 2005 to investigate allegations of child abuse in residential settings and chaired by QC Susan O’Brien, alongside psychology professor Michael Lamb and Glenn Houston.

By this time, Nicola Sturgeon was leader of the SNP and first minister of Scotland.  

Very shortly after Nicola sturgeon became first minister the enquiry ran into problems because of Scottish government interference.  Michael Lamb resigned in June 2016, saying the inquiry was “doomed” due to government interference and Ms O’Brien followed one week later, making similar claims. 

Why would such an enquiry be held up through Scottish government in interference? The enquiry is still ongoing, but it would seem, that after 6 years it has gone nowhere.

During 2016 the Scottish government introduced legislation which would have brought in the “Named Person act” John Swinney was the minister responsible for this legislation, now this would have brought a third person (probably a stranger) into the family ark of responsibility. This person could have had an impact on the upbringing of children in the family.

Now, taking this alongside what is happening now with regard to highly suggestive actions in connection with school children in both gender identification and sexual preferences, this could have been yet another confusing entity, present in the normal growing up process of our children
It turned out that there was such an uproar against this erosion of family freedom that it had to be scrapped.

At present, the organisation Stonewall is being heavily criticised for their lobbying and influence in their crusade to normalise both homosexuality and gender identity in school children. Now can you imagine the outcome, if the named person legislation been successful and Stonewall had in some way been involved. There could have been huge pressure on vulnerable children to experiment with both abnormal sex, and gender identity. This, I would suggest is an area of grave concern for parents.

Now, before the Woke faction in the SNP start jumping up and down and making the usual transphobic/ homophobic allegations, let me make it plain that I am neither, and I truly believe that people should be perfectly free to decide just who they are and how they feel towards either sex, my hope is of course that it does not impact in a negative manner in connection with children and women, and when I say women I am speaking about women in the traditional and accepted biological format. I believe that there should be provision made for people who honestly believe that they are a different sex from how they are biologically made up, in as much as there should be male and female toilets with also one for transgender people. That way saving the embarrassment and fear felt by children and women, brought about by what they see as intrusions of a biologically different person, there because of the ability to self ID and I needn’t go into the abuses of that privilege that would obviously take place. So therefore, I am not talking about people who are genuine transexual, ( although I do have reservations with people who are still biologically men being in women’s private places and competing in women’s sporting events) no, my concerns are in connection with the obvious abuses of that right that will take place.

Now to cap it all, we have the pending Hate crime legislation which could be seen as a way of snuffing out the expression and indeed even discussion of concern at the implementing of these concerning developments. There is already in place, laws to protect people from hateful actions. This impending hate crime law will all but snuff out discussion of these issues. That is not healthy in a country which espouses democracy.

I believe there is a pattern here which could be seen as a huge exercise in grooming, and I feel that it is something that parents should be very careful of and indeed investigate just what their children are being taught.

So there it is, a government who obstruct investigations into child abuse, who allow lobbying and give huge sums of money to an organisation set up to look after the interests of minority groups and in doing so, promote unusual forms of sex and pornography in schools, A government who have brought out laws which could be seen as deliberately put there to  inhibit the expression of concern of a particular nature. A government mind you, who seem to be using the police and law officers to quell the expression of dissent for example the Jailing of Craig Murray.

One thing I am pretty sure of and that is that all is not well within the leadership of the SNP and the furthest thing from their mind is independence.

Ok, so that is off my chest and a couple of pints in my favorite hostelry, Mennies. We are still not in any way back to normal here and indeed the covid figures are once again going up. I have a feeling the Scottish government are now going to let it run and depend on the fact that there does not seem to be nearly as many hospital admissions, I think they are wrong about this but time will tell.

I wish all of my friends the World over a great weekend and I raise my glass to you


And remember, “life might not be the party you hoped it would be, but seeing as we are here we might as well dance”         



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.

2 thoughts on “The World this week from Mennies.”

  1. Excellent blog this week Bob. This is a subject, along with all things gender ideological, which will be the cause of the demise of the new SNP. I will not be sorry to see it crash and burn as I believe it has brought some extremely harmful policies to the governance of Scotland. You have encapsulated, perfectly, the timeline of this process and the very real dangers that lie ahead while this government is in power. The crumbling of the recently discredited Stonewall is reflected in the disaffection that is gathering momentum amongst Scottish people for Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP. Word has now got out that all is not well in the party. Whether it is to do with the ‘loss’ of ring-fenced funds, the introduction of gender ideology, the attack on women’s rights, the HCB or inertia on Independence, is immaterial as each one is evidence that the government is no longer working for the benefit of the people of Scotland. The weakness and impartiality of the Scottish media demonstrates the need for you and your fellow bloggers to continue to highlight the damage being done by the new SNP. Alba and other Independence parties must also gain greater prominence to challenge what is happening in Holyrood.

    1. Thank you for your comment and yes you are correct, the Scottish government and the SNP under Nicola Sturgeon have indeed lost the way. The main reason for the existence of the SNP has now been used only to get votes and they have done this in election after election, I think people are now seeing how they have been used and the dark agenda that is behind all of this.
      My great fear now is that Nicola Sturgeon will actually attempt to hold a referendum and it will crash and burn. She really has to be removed from power and quickly

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