Today’s news is full of Nicola Sturgeon holding a secret meeting with the representatives of a Chinese Company about £10 Billion worth of business. The company are called Sino Fortone and China Railway No. 3 Engineering Group (CR3) and the general consensus among commentators is that they are a very dodgy bunch. Strangely enough the Tory Government are engaged in several projects with them so, once again the SNP and the Tories are as one, more embarrassing for the SNP is the fact that the country which can do no wrong in the eyes of the SNP, Norway have refused to have any dealing s with this company, in Norway they are ‘Persona non grata’.
The humiliation does not stop there however, the Tory Government were castigated by SNP MP George Kerevan in their own comic ‘The National’ for cosying up to the “new Chinese Imperialism” at the expense of the UK steel industry. While Mr Kerevan fulminated against the Chinese his own party hierarchy were meeting them in secret over this issue, he is obviously out of the loop just like the rest of the Scottish people.
Perhaps the most bizarre detail in all of this was that despite the fact that SNP MP’S knew nothing about it and neither did the Scottish people, one seemingly privileged person was present in the room, it beggars belief but can anyone think of any conceivable reason why wee holy Brian Souter (for it was he) would be involved in this government transaction?. As far as I am aware he has no locus in government issues and he has never been elected to any political position. Is he now because of his money some kind of ‘minister without port folio’? homophobic, union buster and hidebound religious zealot, ‘how are ye’, it’s all going to end in tears, meantime enjoy the laughs.