The Anonymous Widower

Ukraine: Anger Over Russian Oil Tanker Due In Orkney

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on the BBC.

This is the first two paragraphs.

Russian ships could have their access to UK ports restricted, under plans being considered at Westminster.

It follows concerns that a Russian-owned tanker is due at an Orkney oil terminal within days.

The tanker is going to pick up oil.

I can understand the anger, but as we are led to believe that the Russians have plenty of oil and gas does it matter that we sell them a tanker full, provided the cheque or transfer doesn’t bounce?

We should sell the Russians anything that has nothing to do with the war, but things like luxury goods will not help them in their takeover of Ukraine.

The list would include goods like expensive cars, but not trucks or 4 x 4’s, Scotch whisky, jewellery, chocolates and expensive clothes.

February 27, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , ,


  1. Frankly, the only thing I’d be prepared to give Putin, his oligarchs and the Duma right now is anthrax – for personal consumption only, of course.

    We shouldn’t be selling anything to or buying anything from Russia, because any trade implies a degree of approval or acceptance of the regime. To a degree any trade makes us dependent on a leader who’s threatened to nuke us.

    Comment by Stephen Spark | February 27, 2022 | Reply

  2. I heard a guy propose this in the days of apartheid South Africa. In fact my bank manager friend, who rose to be Business Banking Director of a well-known High Street Bank, always charged more interest on loans to companies domiciled in countries with unacceptable regimes.

    Comment by AnonW | February 27, 2022 | Reply

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