The World This Week From Mennies

Saturday 1 April 2023

Well folks , another very busy week in, and a few more steps in the right direction buisness wise, with an application made for a vehicle repair franchise agency to a major motor manufacturer in progress.
Also an expansion of the body repair facility in progress, so lots to do but Jamie has it well in hand, which should allow me to get away for a wee trip on Monday. Something different,with a cruise out of Tilbury which goes around Britain, several stops being in Scotland. So more of that next week in “A nautical Nomad”

As for politics , I am afraid Scotland has once again embarrassed itself with a farcical contest to choose a new leader of the SNP, due to the sudden but most welcome resignation of Nicola Sturgeon.

Nicola Sturgeon spent the last 8 years making an utter mess of governing Scotland and leading the independence movement.

It was a huge relief when she resigned but unfortunately, resigned in name only because we are left with a group of her clones , shoe horned into power by way of a disgraceful contest heavily influenced by her acolytes.
The outcome is that we have a government led by Humza Yousef, a man who has never held a position in government that was not a disaster. He is supported by a cabinet who would be more at home in a circus of clowns. In fact looking at photos if his cabinet is like looking at the day room in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Next” and I am serious.

So this week will be remembered as the week Scotland shamed itself on the World stage.

So enough of that and to the job at hand which is a nice pint in the Tay Bridge Bar closely followed by a visit to Mennies.

So, to all my friends in the four corners of the earth I wish you a pleasant weekend, and just to finish, remember.

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.




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. Bob

    Independence def on the back burner now for sure. Useless couldn’t have appointed a worse cabinet if he tried and you have to ask if a certain poisoned chalice didn’t have a role in it.

    Probably not a bad thing that independence has to take a backwards step now, maybe the yes community will understand at last that independence will only be delivered by the yes community and not the politicians, they are the vehicle but it’s time they were put in their place and told in no uncertain terms what their role is and what we expect or they don’t get votes.

    Enjoy your trip.

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