The Game Has Changed

Source:: Craig Murray The Game Has Changed If both Theresa May and Boris Johnson had not refused formal requests for a S30 agreement for an Independence referendum, Scotland would already be independent. Alex Salmond was absolutely right yesterday to insist that other paths of democratic legitimacy are open to Scotland, as a referendum is being unreasonably refused. The start of such alternative pathways is this very election and the chance to vote for Alba and demonstrate commitment to this view. Indeed, the tactical stupidity of the SNP,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Game Has Changed

Britain is broken – which is both an opportunity and challenge to Scottish radicals

Source:: Gerry Hassan Britain is broken – which is both an opportunity and challenge to Scottish radicals Britain is broken – which is both an opportunity and challenge to Scottish radicals Gerry Hassan Sunday National, April 4th 2021 Politics has been highly charged and combative across the UK for many years now. The British political system, its rules and codes, and how politics and power is enacted have been in decline for some time. While many in Scotland view this as proof that independence is needed as soon as possible, it is also true that Scottish politics… Read […]

The Strange Convulsion in Scottish Politics

Source:: Craig Murray The Strange Convulsion in Scottish Politics On 24 March, two of the SNP MP’s most closely aligned to Nicola Sturgeon, Stewart MacDonald and Alyn Smith, asked for a meeting with the British internal security service MI5 to discuss cooperation against Russia. MI5 is the agency charged with countering perceived internal threats to the UK state; Scottish nationalists, environmentalists and anti-nuclear campaigners are among MI5’s major targets. Until a few years ago, the vast majority of Scottish Independence supporters would have regarded MI5 as a particularly egregious… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Strange Convulsion […]

Contempt of Court

Source:: Craig Murray Contempt of Court I am still frankly stunned that I was found in contempt of court. I maintain that I carefully identified nobody and, as empirically proven, the MSM did far more than I in revealing identities. I also believe that the terms of the Opinion would make it simply impossible to report anything except the prosecution case in any sexual assault trial – and that MSM journalists are entirely sanguine about this because they believe that in practice the ruling would only… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Contempt of Court

The return of Alex Salmond, Alba and whether it helps independence

Source:: Gerry Hassan The return of Alex Salmond, Alba and whether it helps independence The return of Alex Salmond, Alba and whether it helps independence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 31st 2021 That was a week that was. From the Hamilton inquiry clearing the First Minister to a vote of no confidence; to Alex Salmond taking the Scottish Government to court, topped off just before the weekend by Salmond launching his very own personal political force – the Alba Party. The official version spun by Salmond about Alba – or ‘the Ecksit party’ as… Read the full article:: […]

WordPress.com Design Update for a More Intuitive Experience

Source:: North British Post WordPress.com Design Update for a More Intuitive Experience We’re excited to tell you more about WordPress.com’s new navigation experience. The update makes managing your entire site more intuitive and creates consistency across all parts of WordPress.com. This update also allows you all to take advantage of the wider WordPress open source community, creating the same admin menu as WordPress.org that you see referenced in lots of documentation and tutorials. As we continue to grow, we’ve heard that navigating WordPress.com could be confusing because of different sidebars layouts, menus,… Read the full article:: North British […]

Barnard Castle Revisited

Source:: Craig Murray Barnard Castle Revisited I was pretty diffident a year ago in suggesting corrupt backhanders as a potential motive for Dominic Cummings to visit GSK in Barnard Castle, because part of me resisted the idea that even the Tories would seek to make personal profit from a pandemic. Since then, of course, we have learnt of the quarter of a billion pounds (yes, £250,000,000) given to family investment firm Ayanda Capital for PPE procurement for which Ayanda was utterly unqualified and unsuited, numerous other… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Barnard Castle Revisited

Torturing the Scapegoat

Source:: Craig Murray Torturing the Scapegoat I frequently find myself differing with readers who find it hard to understand that I can have personal friendships with people with politics very contrary to my own. I do not believe having a different opinion to me makes you a bad person. But there are times when I look at political opponents and consider that they can only be motivated by malice. I honestly believe you have to be a psychopath to wish to inflict the kind of calculated… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Torturing the Scapegoat

Where are the ideas and vision that will shape the future of Scotland?

Source:: Gerry Hassan Where are the ideas and vision that will shape the future of Scotland? Where are the ideas and vision that will shape the future of Scotland? Gerry Hassan Sunday National, March 28th 2021 It has been an intense few weeks in Scottish politics. But as the dust settles on the political exchanges of the Salmond-Sturgeon controversy, the Scottish Parliament rises – and political parties and politicians prepare to fight the Scottish elections and await the voters’ verdict. The sixth Scottish Parliament elections come with many expectations, pressures and demands. Can the SNP retain… Read the […]

What A Week

Source:: Craig Murray What A Week Firstly I do promise that very shortly I shall get back to blogging about things that are not me. But it has been a wild week. I received intimation I had been found in contempt of court, my blog was taken down, I stood for internal election as an Action for Independence (AFI) candidate for the elections, I received the formal judgement on Contempt, I instructed lawyers to appeal, I was elected top of the list for the Lothians for… Read the full article:: Craig Murray What A Week

Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and Lessons for Politics and Public Life

Source:: Gerry Hassan Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and Lessons for Politics and Public Life Alex Salmond, Nicola Sturgeon and Lessons for Politics and Public Life Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 24th 2021 Alex Salmond and Nicola Sturgeon’s political relationship has defined Scotland over the past two decades. They oversaw the rise of the SNP and its transformation into a party of power. They achieved and nearly won an indyref – followed by the slow, painful unravelling of their relationship in public; the turbulence of the past three years, and the bitter end of their… Read the full article:: […]

Temporary Blog Closure

Source:: Craig Murray Temporary Blog Closure In view of our understanding that the High Court has found some articles on this blog to be in contempt of court, and in view of the fact that the Crown Office had sought to censor such a large range of articles, this blog has no choice but to go dark from 15.00 today until some time after tomorrow’s court hearing, when it will be specified to us precisely how much of the truth we have to expunge before we… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Temporary Blog Closure

Publish and Update WordPress Posts Directly From Ulysses

Source:: North British Post Publish and Update WordPress Posts Directly From Ulysses If you use Ulysses for Mac, iPad, and iPhone, you already know that this Apple Design Award-winning writing app offers a focused, pleasant writing experience. You might also know that Ulysses publishes to WordPress with just a few clicks or taps. If so, you’ll be happy to hear that the newest version improves the already-smooth integration between WordPress and Ulysses. For anyone who might be unfamiliar with the writing tool, Ulysses provides a distraction-free Markdown editor that is customizable to… Read the full article:: North British […]

A Small Story of Scottish Justice

Source:: Craig Murray A Small Story of Scottish Justice A story you will not have heard unless you read the Oban Times or are one of the 146 people who live on the island of Lismore, gives a profound insight into the abuse of state power in Scotland today. You may recall that back in April 2020 Dr Catherine Calderwood, the Scottish government’s chief medical advisor, was forced to resign after breaking lockdown regulations on a family visit to St Andrews. One week later, it hit the newspapers that,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray A Small Story […]

We need to talk about men and masculinities

Source:: Gerry Hassan We need to talk about men and masculinities We need to talk about men and masculinities Gerry Hassan Sunday National, March 21st 2021 In the aftermath of the Sarah Everard murder and vigil there has been widespread debate about male violence against women. Some has focused on immediate political issues – such as the Police Bill for England and Wales, and the UK Government’s focus on more severe penalties for attacking statues compared to violence against women. Over the week English and Welsh statistics bandied about showed a… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan We […]