Monday, August 31, 2009

Alex Salmond, like Bush an Oil man

Salmond is the leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), Member of Parliament for the constituency of Banff and Buchan, and the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Gordon. He is currently serving his second term as leader of the SNP, having previously been leader between 1990 and 2000.

In 1980, Alex Salmond joined the Royal Bank of Scotland, for which he worked until 1987, first as an assistant economist, then as the Oil Economist and latterly as Royal Bank Economist. While with the Royal Bank, he wrote and broadcast extensively for both domestic and international outlets. He also contributed regularly to oil and energy conferences. In 1983 he devised the "Royal Bank / BBC Oil Index", which continues monthly publication to this day. Why does it not surprise me that its always about the oil? The West will do anything for oil and Salmond is not any better than the rest of them. Scotland may well deserve independence but she also needs to be honest with herself. Alex Salmond is just another businessman politician who serves the world bank and the multinational corporations. He is no William Wallace, my friends. There are no saints in the world of politics and international relations. The issue is not, are the Unionists right or the SNP? It's what did really happen with Pan Am Flight 103 and why? Salmond has a long record as a friend of big oil that should be noticed. I don't want to black Scotland's eye. I love Scotland but above all I love the truth.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Ah, the times are changing my friend. The people don't buy these sort of headlines anymore. It's about responsibility and self governance. It's not about oil, it never really was.

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