Detente Bad, Cold War Good

Source:: Craig Murray Detente Bad, Cold War Good The entire “liberal” media and political establishment of the Western world reveals its militarist, authoritarian soul today with the screaming and hysterical attacks on the very prospect of detente with Russia. Peace apparently is a terrible thing; a renewed arms race, with quite literally trillions of dollars pumped into the military industrial complex and hundreds of thousands dying in proxy wars, is apparently the “liberal” stance. Political memories are short, but just 15 years after Iraq was destroyed and the… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Detente Bad, Cold War […]

Why I salute Southgate’s England – and not even through gritted teeth | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Why I salute Southgate’s England – and not even through gritted teeth | Kevin McKenna The England manager possesses qualities that epitomise our own national characterMany of the frills and trimmings we associate with an English summer have been on display this month. This year’s contrived controversy at Wimbledon was about smartphone access to the World Cup and the big papers are again commissioning psychologists to explain why a reality television show has come to define the country.The weather is unseasonably hot instead of unseasonably wet or unseasonably cold. The Tories are disembowelling themselves (and… […]

The Holes in the Official Skripal Story

Source:: Craig Murray The Holes in the Official Skripal Story In my last post I set out the official Government account of the events in the Skripal Case. Here I examine the credibility of this story. Next week I shall look at alternative explanations. Russia has a decade long secret programme of producing and stockpiling novichok nerve agents. It also has been training agents in secret assassination techniques, and British intelligence has a copy of the Russian training manual, which includes instruction on painting nerve agent on doorknobs. The only… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Holes […]

Dawn Sturgess

Source:: Craig Murray Dawn Sturgess The terrible death of Dawn Sturgess casts a new shadow over the Salisbury Affair. Dawn appears to have been a popular and well grounded woman with close friend and family ties, whose life had taken a downward turn before being cruelly ended. The illogical, inconsistent and shifting government narrative over events in Salisbury and Amesbury had appeared so ludicrous as to be tragi-comic. Any sense of amusement is now abruptly dispelled. But less us take a serious and sober look… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Dawn Sturgess

Thoughts Inspired by Julian Assange

Source:: Craig Murray Thoughts Inspired by Julian Assange I took half an hour out yesterday from building the Doune the Rabbit Hole site to take part in a worldwide broadcast in support of Julian Assange. You can see me here on YouTube from 3 hours and 43 minutes in, though you may prefer to watch Slavoj Zizek who is on just before me. The fact that I could broadcast video to people all over the world from a beautiful but remote field in the shadow of the Trossachs,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Thoughts Inspired by Julian […]

‘Sauchie’ means too much to Scots for it to suffer this terrible decline | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna ‘Sauchie’ means too much to Scots for it to suffer this terrible decline | Kevin McKenna One of Glasgow’s best-loved streets faces an uncertain future after shop closures and the Mackintosh fireThree streets that have become emblematic of Glasgow also came to define a multitude of city childhoods. A walk along these streets was once called “up Sauchie, doon Buckie and alang Argyle”. The phrase describes a stroll that links Glasgow’s three main shopping streets in an almost perfect Z-shape: Sauchiehall Street, Buchanan Street and Argyle Street.If you were being chivvied into town – usually to… […]

No Trump, No Clinton, No NATO

Source:: Craig Murray No Trump, No Clinton, No NATO Marina Hyde’s vicious and spiteful attack on Susan Sarandon and the Green Party points to the real danger of anti-Trump protest next week being hijacked by the neo-con warmonger franchise. The idea that those of us who do not want arch warmonger Clinton in power are therefore supporters of Trump is intellectually risible and politically dishonest. Yesterday the OPCW reported that, contrary to US and UK assertions in the UN security council, there was no nerve agent attack on jihadist-held… Read the full article:: Craig Murray No Trump, No […]

The Amesbury Mystery

Source:: Craig Murray The Amesbury Mystery We are continually presented with experts by the mainstream media who will validate whatever miraculous property of “novichok” is needed to fit in with the government’s latest wild anti-Russian story. Tonight Newsnight wheeled out a chemical weapons expert to tell us that “novichok” is “extremely persistent” and therefore that used to attack the Skripals could still be lurking potent on a bush in a park. Yet only three months ago we had this example of scores from the MSM giving… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Amesbury Mystery

Wheel Out the Skripal Story Again

Source:: Craig Murray Wheel Out the Skripal Story Again Just as the World Cup had forced the British media to grudgingly acknowledge the obvious truth that Russia is an extremely interesting country inhabited, like everywhere else, by mostly pleasant and attractive people, we have a screaming reprise of the “Salisbury incident” dominating the British media. Two people have been taken ill in Amesbury from an unknown substance, which might yet be a contaminated recreational drug, but could conceivably be from contact with the substance allegedly used on the Skripals,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Wheel Out the […]

No Need For Nato

Source:: Craig Murray No Need For Nato A NATO summit approaches that brings Donald Trump to Europe and then on to these shores, and brings the usual clamour for more of the taxpayers’ money to be given to arms manufacturers. Yet NATO is a demonstrably useless institution. It’s largest ever active military deployment, for 12 years in Afghanistan, resulted in military defeat throughout 80% of the country, the installation of a pocket regime whose scrip does not run further than you can throw the scrip, and a… Read the full article:: Craig Murray No Need For Nato

‘Taps aff’: the native Glaswegians’ response to a heatwave

Source:: Kevin McKenna ‘Taps aff’: the native Glaswegians’ response to a heatwave The removal of outer garments is de rigueur in the city during an unbroken spell of high temperaturesA distinctive temperature scale seems to have evolved in Glasgow caused by recent extreme UK weather patterns. In other parts of Britain abnormally high temperatures such as those recorded over the last week or so are referred as a heatwave. In Glasgow we now call this “taps aff” weather. When the taps aff point has been reached it is universally deemed appropriate for… Read the full article:: Kevin McKenna […]

Slowly and patiently, Sturgeon is preparing for a new Scottish independence battle | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Slowly and patiently, Sturgeon is preparing for a new Scottish independence battle | Kevin McKenna The first minister may appear too patient and careful, but her tactics are worthy of NapoleonNicola Sturgeon is gathering her forces once more for another tilt at Scottish independence. Her strategy has been a careful one; too careful for some. Thus when she called for an independence referendum in 2016 she already knew that an embattled Theresa May could not possibly grant it. This was a tactical advance that allowed her to measure the appetite for a second referendum at… […]

The Unsubtle Art of Non-Verbal Communication

Source:: Craig Murray The Unsubtle Art of Non-Verbal Communication Human beings can communicate by gesture and facial expression as well as by verbal language. In the following video, at 39 seconds in BBC presenter Jo Coburn is not communicating to the viewer – the director has switched back to her before she expects. She is however working very hard on communicating non-verbally to somebody, presumably the director, with quite an extreme facial gesture. My question to you is this – what do you think she is trying to communicate… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Unsubtle Art […]

Blair and Brown Governments Gory with Torture

Source:: Craig Murray Blair and Brown Governments Gory with Torture Even I was taken aback by the sheer scale of British active involvement in extraordinary rendition revealed by yesterday’s report of the parliamentary Intelligence and Security Committee. Dominic Grieve and the committee deserve congratulations for their honesty, integrity and above all persistence. It is plain from the report that 10 Downing Street did everything possible to handicap the work of the committee. Most crucially they were allowed only to interview extremely senior civil servants and not allowed to interview those… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Blair and […]

People Make Glasgow: Let’s live up to that phrase after the GSA fire

Source:: Gerry Hassan People Make Glasgow: Let’s live up to that phrase after the GSA fire People Make Glasgow: Let’s live up to that phrase after the GSA fire Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 27th 2018 Glasgow is a proud and vibrant city. William McIlvanney, who must count as the sage of this city, beautifully described it when he wrote: Glasgow is a great city. Glasgow is in trouble. Glasgow is handsome. Glasgow is ugly. Glasgow is kind. Glasgow is cruel. Some people in Glasgow live full and enlightened lives. Some people in Glasgow live lives… Read the […]