Navalny Should Be Released

Source:: Craig Murray Navalny Should Be Released Alexei Navalny is not the pleasant liberal our mainstream media paint him to be. Before extensive grooming by the West, he was a racist populist. However, he now makes a more convincing liberal standard bearer than similar proteges like Juan Guaido and to some extent has probably changed with wider experience. He most certainly is not especially popular in Russia, outside some wealthier and younger demographics, but they are voters too, and human progress would not have been great without… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Navalny Should Be Released

Let Nobody Ever State Again There Is No Evidence of the Conspiracy Against Alex Salmond

Source:: Craig Murray Let Nobody Ever State Again There Is No Evidence of the Conspiracy Against Alex Salmond I am strongly advised to shut up and say nothing just before my trial. I will however point out three things: 1) These documents are all in the possession of the Lord Advocate. They are held in the Crown Office. That is why we are asking the Crown to disclose them. The Lord Advocate at no stage, in opposing their release, denied their existence. This is the Lord Advocate’s reply to the application. 20210114 Answers to Disclosure Request (3) 2)… […]

Trump and the Problem with Sexist Men and Masculinity

Source:: Gerry Hassan Trump and the Problem with Sexist Men and Masculinity Trump and the Problem with Sexist Men and Masculinity Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 20th 2020 Today is the end of the Trump Presidency – four years of chaos, incompetence, hatred and prejudice, fuelled by his constant craving and need for attention and approval. But this is not just a story about one repulsive man in America; it is a global moment and warning. One of the underlying factors in the personality of Trump is his expression of masculinity –… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan […]

My Trial, and Freedom of Speech

Source:: Craig Murray My Trial, and Freedom of Speech My trial for Contempt of Court in my reporting of the Alex Salmond trial is on 27 and 28 January at the Court of Appeals in Edinburgh. Contempt of Court charges can be brought by a judge or by the Crown. These are being brought by the Crown – an important point. It is a strange charge. The potential penalties are very serious – up to two years in prison and an “unlimited” fine. Yet it is not a criminal… Read the full article:: Craig Murray My Trial, and […]

Scottish Labour is the problem, not the leader. And the solution is a genuine Scottish Labour Party

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scottish Labour is the problem, not the leader. And the solution is a genuine Scottish Labour Party Scottish Labour is the problem, not the leader. And the solution is a genuine Scottish Labour Party Gerry Hassan Sunday National, January 17th 2020 The Scottish Labour Party has contributed so much over the past 20 years; not in terms of substantive politics in government or opposition but in the realm of scandal, drama and soap opera. Richard Leonard’s resignation is the latest episode in this long running saga which has increasingly been playing to diminishing audiences and reviews. […]

Only A Corrupt Lord Advocate Stands Between Peter Murrell and Prison

Source:: Craig Murray Only A Corrupt Lord Advocate Stands Between Peter Murrell and Prison Following Robin McAlpine’s excellent article, some responded by asking where is the hard evidence of a conspiracy against Alex Salmond? Well, here is some of it, not public before. My trial for contempt of court is now fixed for 27 January. This is an extract from my lawyers’ latest submission requesting disclosure of documents which the Crown Office is hiding, both from my trial and from the Holyrood Inquiry: QUOTE 4. The information in question is: (a)A series of written… Read the full article:: […]

I am a European and want to live in a country which calls itself European

Source:: Gerry Hassan I am a European and want to live in a country which calls itself European I am a European and want to live in a country which calls itself European Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, January 13th 2021 I am a European. In the past few years of Brexit, and many of the ridiculous posturing positions of the UK Government, I have never felt more European. Of course the EU and Europe are different things. And there is in places a logical, coherent argument for Brexit – which while I disagree with I can respect and… […]

New Theme: Twenty Twenty One

Source:: North British Post New Theme: Twenty Twenty One Twenty Twenty One is the latest WordPress default theme, which is now available to all WordPress.com sites. Designed by Mel Choyce-Dwan, the muted tones and timeless design will let your work shine. Twenty Twenty One takes advantage of all the latest features of the Block Editor — the new block patterns allow you to create a beautiful layout in seconds. Learn more about TwentyTwentyOne, or check out the demo site! Read the full article:: North British Post New Theme: Twenty Twenty One

My Friend Emma Nelson

Source:: Craig Murray My Friend Emma Nelson A joke someone made yesterday reminded me of a friend I had in the FCO, Emma Nelson, who died terribly young about 20 years ago. I wanted to say a few things about her that occurred to me in the context of the Alex Salmond case. In doing so I am conscious that Emma’s family might see this, and I want to be plain that no disrespect is intended at all. Quite the opposite. Emma worked under me as a… Read the full article:: Craig Murray My Friend Emma Nelson

The Attack on Democracy and Breaking Out of the Empire State in the US and UK

Source:: Gerry Hassan The Attack on Democracy and Breaking Out of the Empire State in the US and UK The Attack on Democracy and Breaking Out of the Empire State in the US and UK Gerry Hassan Sunday National, January 10th 2021 Democracy is under attack. It is being challenged by the likes of Trump and his fascist supporters and by authoritarians the world over – testing its strength and legitimacy. And it is not in great shape in the UK, with academic David Runciman saying that “American democracy is stuck and British democracy is stuck.” The events of… […]

Both Tortuous and Torturous

Source:: Craig Murray Both Tortuous and Torturous Magistrate Vanessa Bararitser walked into Westminster Magistrates Court No.1 at 10.12am this morning with the sunniest smile and most carefree disposition I have ever seen her adopt. Her shoulders appeared visibly lifted. She positively beamed at Clair Dobbin, counsel for the US government, as she invited her to put the case for the prosecution as to why Julian Assange should not be released on bail. Mrs Dobbin has one of those gloomy, presbyterian personalities that only fully comes to life… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Both Tortuous and Torturous

The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now

Source:: Craig Murray The Assange Verdict: What Happens Now I fully expect that Julian will be released on bail this week, pending a possible US appeal against the blocking of his extradition. There was discussion of when and how to make the bail application on Monday, after magistrate Vanessa Baraitser announced her decision not to grant extradition as it would be oppressive on health and welfare grounds. Lead Defence QC Edward Fitzgerald was prepared to make an immediate application for release on bail, but was strongly steered by Baraitser… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Assange Verdict: […]

Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom

Source:: Craig Murray Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom It has been a long and tiring day, with the startlingly unexpected decision to block Julian’s extradition. The judgement is in fact very concerning, in that it accepted all of the prosecution’s case on the right of the US Government to prosecute publishers worldwide of US official secrets under the Espionage Act. The judge also stated specifically that the UK Extradition Act of 2003 deliberately permits extradition for political offences. These points need to be addressed. But for now we… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Julian Assange: Imminent Freedom

Making our own collective future in Scotland

Source:: Gerry Hassan Making our own collective future in Scotland Making our own collective future in Scotland Gerry Hassan Sunday National, January 3rd 2020        Until it arrived, 2020 was seen by many as a symbol of the future. It was a benchmark and distant date with destiny – aided by phrases like ‘2020 vision’. But 2020 didn’t feel like the future that had been predicted – or like any other year. This is a salutary lesson. Much of the future is always surprising, unimagined and unpredictable – while other… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Making our […]

Let Our Experts Build Your Dream Website

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