No event could have illustrated so perfectly the hypocrisy, no, absurdity, of the SNP/ Green policy of attempting to shut down all our oil and gas production and blindly fighting against the development of new fields than the invasion of Ukraine by Russia. In the entire history of western politics, this policy of closing down our energy reserves must rank high for sheer stupidity. Those making these policy decisions must exist on another”green” planet, where highly dangerous international bullies do not exist and wars and emergencies do not arise. Surely it is obvious that abundant energy supplies should not even be considered for being shut off until an absolutely assured, 24/7/365, alternative is up and running. If there were an Olympics for self-harming to put on a show or a race for cutting off your nose to spite your face, the SNP/Green administration running Scotland at present would win every gold, silver and bronze. Alexander McKay, Edinburgh.