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.



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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