They are in general not Scottish companies…and they are already junkies…and their labor forces come from overseas as does the tech and the actual turbines.
And why on earth would anybody by Scottish generated electricity after we break from the union ? it’s cheaper in europe!
England will not need it because they will still have the capital and options to build conventional or Nuke.
If we are going to go it alone…we need to drop wages to compete on a world footing and get back into heavy industry for employment. Maybe just maybe, renewables will then have a part to play. as for expecting our country to live off the last dregs on NS Oil or the banking sector…tosh !
Karl Hughes also commented
- The barking on about defending ourselves is nutty…who is going to invade us ! Trident should be scrapped…or parked in the Thames.
- Also helps that they have one of the cheapest and cleanest energy sources in the world…geothermal..
(I really must go now)
- Hi Robert…Scotland still is LOL…tell me about it…Iraq place is madness…thankfully I fly home tomorrow.
Problem is that in all of the arabic states and countries (and I have worked in every one!)they need a leader, their culture and family and religion is all male dominated and run from top down…chop off the head and chaos follows. And just because the beeb isn’t reporting the violence here does not mean it is not happening. 4 kiddnapped two weeks ago, 3 shot a week ago…and a lad shot at the gate two days ago…
Anyway..enough ForArgyll…I am off to pack…and this time tomorrow I will be drinking my first pint in Dubai.
- “Under the EU dictatorship sorry directive we have to advertise contracts throughout Europe, so it is highly unlikely local companies or start up companies would get the larger contracts”…Karl:good point, Alex would have us join the EU if it still exists.
I don’t think spreading our democracy in Iraq and Libya for the profit of gold and oil does much for protecting our land
Karl:Better point given that I am in Iraq and finished working in Libya 3 days after the madness started.As for defence … you can’t spread democracy with the barrel of a gun…both of these countries have ended up in semi anarchic states. The governments now in place are tribal/feudal…and always will be. There is no democracy in either Iraq or Libya…I am in Basra at the moment. Both of these wars were solely based on big business decisions…as is industrial scale wind. Who’s gonna buy the stuff if we get independance, europe won’t, England certainly won’t…..
And please remember the UK’s public were on the streets from lands end to john n’ groats saying stop ! the war.
Alex has a lot going for him as a first minister, he could not become the first President or Prime Minister of Scotland as he has dictatorial tendancies.
The time is wrong/the motives do not weigh up..and most of all Salmond is not the saviour of Scotland. He will as somebody said…have us on the rocks!
Recent comments by Karl Hughes
- Sturgeon in cloud cuckoo land in call for return to ‘everyday concerns’
So Keitho… as promised I visited Tobe, to check that rock out that you hide under, and get that pint off you and your cybernat buddies…seems quite a few folk know you as being all wind and no content…. SNP suits you well.lol… poped in your “frequented” boozer… lol… you really do live the dream don’t you.
- Electoral Court to hear Carmichael case on 9th November
To all of those who have bought into the SNP’s poor governance:
- First meeting of Scotland’s Refugee Task Force
Iraq ? more problems ? I don’t think its in any doubt that this part of the world will have more problems…
I accept that there would be no assistance from the UK govnt… it takes a bit of soul searching to come to places like this … something I would not expect your ilk to understand….somebody needs to come here…and some of us were asked to come here by Iraq.
You individuals are part of the problem NC/K… you can never be expected to be part of the solution… you simply do not have the necessary skills or life experience.
- Cameron to make the worst possible decision on refugees
Jazz, you and your policies are in fact condemning more innocent and desperate people to death.
Merkels economic based decision is condemning more “migrants and “refugees” to abuse and death while seeking to travel to the EU.
Taking “real” desperate cases into our countries can alleviate some of the hardship these people are going through ( Families/Old/Young) solving these issues at source is the only realistic humanitarian option that makes sense… multiplying the aid given to the UN camps, vetting at these camps for the most needy cases… these camps are safe Jazz, have you ever visited a refugees camp ??? I have, many.
The countries dealing with the Middle Eastern strife and at breaking point are Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon these should be the benefactors of much needed foreign aid… and that is what we are providing and plan to provide more of, not only tents and clothes…but also teachers and doctors… the refugees in these camps are with people of the same ethnic and cultural background…and that helps these people with some semblance of normality until the issues raised by IS are resolved…
To answer your initial question as to if I “sleep at night” yes I do… 3 or 4 years ago when the local Shia and Sunni where knocking shit out of each other I did not sleep so well… but Basrah is now a dammed sight more peaceful than then, safe even… the economy is growing and the infrastructure is coming back online… there are no starving or suffering people here now… yet daily young guys, the educated and professional folk are packing up and moving with the exodus north towards Europe… this has implications for us at home, but also massive implications for Iraq… its is causing a national brain drain … a drain on Iraqi national resources that is filled by foreign workers like myself.
And now because a photo of one of the thousands of dead children has hit home at your previous head in the sand mentality, the left… narcissistic, “I” really care factions are stuffing these people …you feel en mass that you have to be seen to “care”… if you cared you would not be asking these people to risk all in some sort of EU green card lotto death walk…. Wake up and open you dammed eyes.
- Cameron to make the worst possible decision on refugees
So what do you suggest Mr Jazz ?
Do we take the refugees or do we take the economic migrants ? or both ? hows about some thought out comments from you ….
Merkel has put all of the exodus parties in the same pot, lessening the available support for the refugees from war and giving more to the migrants from poverty…. at some point we have to make choices as to who we can help,….oh and if you have not noticed Germany and Austria have now too shut their borders…
There is nothing nationalist or racist about what I have posted… realist yes.
Far from saving peoples lives…Merkel has sentenced more people to death in the Med and crossing the Sahara.
Maybe you would like to contribute to the solution to all of this hardship Jazz…maybe you have some thoughts of your own……then again, maybe you do not.
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