The World This Week From Mennies

Saturday 1 October 2022

Well, another week in and an eventful one at that.
The Tories are in a god awful mess after bringing out a mini budget which rewarded the wealthy and penalised the poorer members of society. In doing they crashed the pound, causing the Bank of England to step in to buy up debt.

At one point the pound was almost at parity with the dollar, a place it hadn’t been for almost 40 years. In the weeks leading up to the Tory leadership contest I stated that I thought Liz Truss was thick. I couldn’t have realised what a compliment I was giving her.

Already , letters are going in from concerned Tory MP’s regarding her future and all this after Johnston, you just couldn’t make this up.

So here is a prediction, the Tories are in such a mess and they do not have the ability to get out of it,nor prevent the coming recession, so the only way out will be to call an election knowing full well they will be trashed but it is the only way they can pass this utter disaster on to someone else.

Problem is that this “ someone else is SIR Kieth Starmer” Oh my fucking god, we are truly in a bloody mess.

Meanwhile Nicola Nero Sturgeon fiddles while Scotland burns and I am not speaking of Robert Burns. She is the most useless person that anyone could hope for in a leader. At the last count she had about six mandates to get us off the jolly ship England before she sinks and she is like a rabbit caught in the headlights. Oops better not mention Ships as she has a pending problem explaining to Police Scotland why contracts for the two ferries languishing on the Clyde seem to have been illegally awarded to a pal of hers.

Elsewhere in the world, the well known terrorist organisation affectionally known as Uncle Sam, blew up a gas pipeline leading from Russia to Germany in an act of war.

Yes believe it or not, the US, not satisfied with causing a war in Ukraine , deliberately attacks a main source of power to one of its allies because public opinion in that country was shifting against its crazy actions in Ukraine.

In Ukraine itself Russia has had several setbacks, mainly in its soft defences in areas of occupation. How ever at great cost to the Ukrainian army, which will tell in coming weeks as Russia recover these positions and much more.

The UN, pushed by the US condemned the referendum in four areas of the Donbas area which seceded from Ukraine in 2004. Might I suggest that the UN read their own charter on self determination which covers this exact case.

So after such a nice week, a couple of pints in Mennies and a chance to contemplate the week to come. Oh my god , I don’t think I will bother.

So despite the doom and gloom, I wish my friends the world over a good and peaceful weekend.
You are going to need it.


Never be afraid to say what you honestly believe is the right thing to say, and never be afraid of listening, to what someone else believes is the right thing to say. Invariably the actual right thing, is somewhere in between.

A well earned pint in Mennies



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.

One thought on “The World This Week From Mennies”

  1. With thanks to ‘’ and I’m certain that many of your followers will agree with your well-balanced train of thinking… Especially amongst Scotland’s Electorate; and in fact, increasingly more ex-No voters have joined our Yes movement and we are now nearer to restoring Scotland’s Independence!

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