It seems that Scotland’s unpopular First Minster Nicola Sturgeon has decided to enter the ‘oil market’!
Through-out their desperate sad and pathetic days of independence referendum, Scotland’s ‘jolly fat man’ Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon were telling everyone how ‘rich’ Scotland was because we had oil.
When challenged on finance calculations, it was said by the SNP that oil would be $110 a barrel to pay for services in Scotland, the price of oil has crashed to a low about $50 a barrel. Another part of the delusion to con Scots was that Scotland would experience a second oil boom.
Quite the opposite has happened!
Jobs are being shed in the North Sea because companies are gearing down because of the downturn.
To try and keep the lie going, and some Nationalists spread the rumour of a secret oilfield which was floating about the place, it wasn’t there rather like their brain cells.
Another lie to con Scottish people!
Now, to prop the fraud yet again, Nicola Sturgeon wants the UK Government to push forward urgent tax changes that could she says could spark a “resurgence” in the North Sea oil industry.
Presumably Sturgeon has no idea of what is going on, companies aren’t going to suddenly do a U turn on their present strategy because it is the wrong time, you don’t invest in a collapsing market while the market is still going down.
As to the ‘urgent calls’, no call from Sturgeon is urgent because Sturgeon totally lacks substance.
Sturgeon wants oil companies to get an “urgent fiscal stimulus” so they can increase exploration work.
Presumably looking for other secret oilfields!
George Osborne’s Budget next month may contain measures to help the North Sea so yet again, this is the SNP trying to take credit for work done by other people, it is rather predicable now; Nicola Sturgeon tried that when the UK Government saved Govan Shipbuilders; only to be told to get lost by the trade union.
Early in the year you may remember she set up a taskforce, to save North Sea Oil Jobs, 300 were getting shed, her ‘taskforce’ wrote a letter to the UK Government, the idea was simple, you do the work; we’ll take the credit.
Sturgeon has taken her Scottish Cabinet team to Aberdeen, to rather tackily hang about and look meaningful, the SNP cite that the UK should do what Norway done a decade ago and reversed a decline in oil and gas exploration work in the country.
But we should remember the Norwegians unlike Scotland are a rich country and they also have extremely high taxation and a huge oil fund.
Laughingly Sturgeon said:
“Quite frankly, the UK Government has failed to address the exploration problem in the North Sea.”
The UK Government leaves that to the oil companies, and if Scotland had been independent that won’t change, the SNP know nothing about oil exploration just like they know nothing about managing government properly.
This rubbish is all about been seen to be going something when in fact Sturgeon is actually doing nothing.
Sturgeon said industry expert Sir Ian Wood had recently warned that as many as six billion barrels of oil reserves could be lost “unless radical measures are taken by the UK Government”.
What are these radical measures Sturgeon?
How do you make an oil company do exploration work in a downturn if they don’t want to, why should they put their cash flow in peril to satisfy the ravings of a political incompetent using them to get votes for a Westminster election.
During the referendum, the SNP were ignored by the oil companies, given the Scottish government is a crony ridden pit and poorly run, anyone stupid enough to follow the Sturgeon business model?
I mean it is a billion dollar industry, best stick to decide what ‘oil’ you fry your chips in Nicola!
The Campaign for Human Rights at Glasgow University