The World This week from Mennies

Wednesday 24 August 2022

Instruction to Nicola Sturgeon on how to start a power supply company

In 2017 Nicola Sturgeon promised the people of Scotland, a public, not-for-profit. power supply company.

She did not fulfil that promise and today people are facing destitution and having the choice of either eating or heating, or worse still, neither.

Nicola Sturgeon, in an interview the other day stated that the reason she did not fulfil that promise was, because her time was taken up with the covid epidemic, Something that relatives of the elderly who died because her government seeded care homes with infected patients, might very well take issue with, regarding the care she showed in connection with this terrible misjudgement.

However, like many things that Nicola Sturgeon has said, I found this excuse very suspect, and decided to find out exactly what is involved in setting up a company to re-sell energy on the open market.

Firstly, you set up a company. This would take around 10 minutes as a ready-made company could be bought for around £150.

Next, an application has to be made to Ofgem and for Nicola’s benefit, I attach a link to the application forms.

These are the forms for both Gas and electricity and filling both of them in would take a reasonably competent person about a couple of hours. For argument’s sake, let’s say a mornings work to form the company and fill in the application forms

So Nicola, what do you think you are playing at? There is absolutely no reason why you could not have had this not-for-profit energy company up and going with less than a day’s work from one of the legions of civil servants at your disposal, let’s say, perhaps, Leslie Evens, if she could be spared from the Alex Salmond case for a few hours.

Now, this is bad enough but had you fulfilled your promise you could have bought future allocations of both gas and electricity at the prices they were in 2017.

Only one fly in the ointment, and that is that the applicant has to be of good and honest standing and solvent, but I am sure that situation could be addressed by not mentioning the SNP accounts or the Alex Salmond conspiracy.

To call herself a leader is probably an offence under the trades description act.

As far as independence goes, I really despair, and, unless that woman and her close cabal goes’, we have no chance.


The World This Week From Menies


Well, another week in and a chance to relax with a nice pint in Mennies and look at the week gone by, and by all accounts a pretty notable week.

                                        Russia and Ukraine

The war in Ukraine continues and the propaganda coming from the west becomes shriller and more unreliable by the day.

Remember all the gains Ukraine were making, according to organizations like the BBC? Any idea what happened to them, as Russia, is now further into Ukraine than ever and as far as I can ascertain there have been no notable victories by the Ukraine forces. You are being fed absolute nonsense by western media and that is an indisputable fact.

So here is a prediction. There are constant reports of a Ukrainian counter-offensive to re-take Kherson, in fact, the Ukrainian government have been offering the Russian defenders’ terms for surrender. I predict that this will be yet another disaster for Ukraine and the US/UK commanders who are running this proxy war against Russia. I will give it about a couple of weeks to unravel.

All through this awful war, it has been the US and their NATO poodles who have been both the instigators and cause of this unnecessary conflict. If you have any doubts about this then just google “US bases surrounding Russia” and your eyes will be opened. While you are at it you can also try “ Russian basses surrounding the US”. Guess what? You won’t find any. Just as you won’t find any Chinese bases either, but that is a different subject, although on the same theme.

Russia was backed into a corner with NATO about to admit Ukraine ( a fascist-run state) whereby there could have been US nuclear weapons based on Russia’s borders with a flight time of 7.5 minutes from Moscow.

Let’s put forward an analogy here. Supposing Scotland became an independent country again, and felt threatened by England, Now suppose we were friendly and traded with that other country with vast resources, Russia. Now just suppose we decided to join a mutual defence pact, with Russia and allowed them to base nuclear weapons from just north of Berwick to Gretna Green. What do you think England’s reaction would be? Well, that is precisely why Puttin decided to sort out Ukraine. Well, that and the fact that the two Russian-speaking regions in the Donbas region had declared independence.

What about all the atrocities you might ask? Well yes in war there are always atrocities, ask the US as they have been responsible for over six million deaths in the countries, they have attempted regime change, from Vietnam to Syria. In situations of war, men do strange things but, in this case, the Russian atrocities you have been hearing about on the BBC have in the main just not happened. However, on the Ukrainian side, they most certainly have. Just ask Amnesty international. That is the organization, by the way, that Zelensky wants to be declared, a terrorist organization for exposing a small amount of the very large amount of atrocities committed by his army and in particular the Nazi Azov battalion. A good proportion of that battalion was captured in the battle of Mariupol and because they were seen to be cooperating with the Russian authorities and writing home that they were, in fact, being treated well, Zelensky decided to bomb their prison camp, killing 53 of them and injuring another 70.

So, the moral of the story is don’t believe everything you are hearing in western media.

In a nutshell, Putin is no doubt any Angel ( I don’t think they employ many angels in the KGB, CIA, or MI6) but he is a leader and a better one than Johnston, who is basically a childish idiot, or Biden who is on the point of not being able to remember his name.

This conflict has shown us the importance of Russia ( and Ukraine) in both the food and energy supply for Europe and most of the planet. Thereby is the reason why the West has tried to force regime change.

Britain did this during the days of the British Empire. They had the East India Company and the Hudson Bay Company. These were supposedly private companies but were set up to extract resources from conquered countries backed up by the British military. Another good example of this was Jardine and Matheson ( two Scots) who set up a company dealing on opium in China ( just like the US in Afghanistan) The Chinese Government were not happy about this so Britain sent gunboats up the river Yangtze ( and other rivers. Did you ever wonder where the phrase “ gunboat diplomacy” came from? Long story but this culminated in Britain extracting a 99-year lease of Hong Kong from China ( which expired a few years ago.

So, the US is doing no different in their economic empire building but I feel that for once they have met their match in Putin.

Right, I had intended to write about the disaster to the independence movement in Scotland that Nicola Sturgeon is, and the clown show that is the leadership contest for the tory party is but I kind of got carried away with the disaster that the west has visited upon Ukraine and time for a pint.

So, to all my friends the world over, I wish you a great weekend and raise my glass to you.