Hating Peter Tatchell

Source:: Craig Murray Hating Peter Tatchell I would dearly love to say that I am a friend of Peter Tatchell, but I can’t really claim to be more than an acquaintance and perhaps ally. We have shared a platform several times, always say hi to each other at demos and events where we see each other, but have never really had a personal conversation. Peter always appears to me somewhat withdrawn; a mutual friend described him to me as aloof. I think he is shy, which… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Hating Peter Tatchell

Scotland will not be Scotland: The Consequences of Independence

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scotland will not be Scotland: The Consequences of Independence Scotland will not be Scotland: The Consequences of Independence Republished June 13th 2021   A confidential and highly sensitive document by HM Treasury – marked restricted to only David Cameron, George Osborne, prominent Lib Dem ministers, and senior advisers – has made its way into the public domain. It reveals what the UK Government regards as some of the consequences of Scottish independence, outlining the ultimate ‘hardball’ positions of the UK Government. We believe it is important enough to publish… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan […]

State Suppression

Source:: Craig Murray State Suppression Yesterday the House of Commons was debating “safety of journalists”. After reams of MP waffle about evil foreigners, the Alba Party was allocated 60 seconds and tried to use it to raise my case. That is a completely unedited extract from Hansard. So much for the “mother of democracies”. ———————————– There is of course a major difference in the finances of bloggers and mainstream media and it is an unfortunate truth that an appeal to the Supreme Court will cost… Read the full article:: Craig Murray State Suppression

Scotland is back on the international stage

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scotland is back on the international stage Scotland is back on the international stage Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 9th 2021 The Scottish men’s national football team are back in the finals of a major international tournament – Euro 2021 (but called Euro 2020 after the delay through COVID). This is after 23 years away, having endured ‘ten in a row’ of failed qualifications, and last appearing at any finals in the 1998 World Cup in France. The women’s team, who have attracted much attention and praise… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Scotland is […]

Official: Lady Dorrian Rules Courts Should Apply Different Standards to Bloggers and Mainstream Media

Source:: Craig Murray Official: Lady Dorrian Rules Courts Should Apply Different Standards to Bloggers and Mainstream Media We are racing to lodge our application to the Supreme Court by Friday, so I am just going to post an email I just sent my legal team: BEGINS This is an extraordinary passage of the Opinion: “(4) The applicant describes himself as a “journalist in new media”. Whatever that may involve, it is relevant to distinguish his position from that of the mainstream press, which is regulated, and subject to codes of practice and ethics in a way in… Read […]

WordPress.com is the fastest WordPress host in Review Signal’s 2021 test

Source:: North British Post WordPress.com is the fastest WordPress host in Review Signal’s 2021 test For the past eight years, Review Signal has published its WordPress Hosting Performance Benchmarks, and 2021’s results are in. We’re happy to report that not only did WordPress.com earn Top Tier status once again, but we were proven to be the fastest WordPress host in any pricing tier. WordPress.com … had perfect 100% uptime on both monitors, zero errors across both load tests and the fastest WP bench of any company in any price tier this year. – WordPress Hosting… Read the full […]

Glasgow as Tinderbox City

Source:: Gerry Hassan Glasgow as Tinderbox City Glasgow as Tinderbox City Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 6th 2021 Glasgow has had another spate of fires. This week tragedy hit McCulloch Street, Pollokshields with one person found dead and fifteen families evacuated as a result of a fire in a tenement building; only one month ago The Old College Bar in the city centre – known as the oldest pub in Glasgow – was reduced to a shell by a fire that ripped through an area of long-established… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Glasgow as Tinderbox City

An Open Letter to Lady Dorrian

Source:: Craig Murray An Open Letter to Lady Dorrian My name is Nadira Murray, wife of Craig Murray. On the 7th of June Craig will be sent to prison per your decision under the law of contempt of court. I understand and fully support your decision of protecting sexual assault victims however I do not feel Craig has been judged fairly. Craig even wouldn’t tell me the women’s names or identities, or ever foul mouth them during the trial when I asked about it. Craig does protect and previously… Read the full article:: Craig Murray An Open Letter […]

Craig Murray’s Trial: What Happens Next

Source:: Craig Murray Craig Murray’s Trial: What Happens Next Post By Kirsten MacDonald On Monday morning, Lady Dorrian and two supporting judges will hear the application from Roddy Dunlop QC for Craig Murray to be allowed to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against both their verdict of contempt of court for jigsaw identification, and against the disproportionate sentence. It is widely expected, given the obvious animus against Murray she has shown throughout the proceedings, that leave to appeal will be refused and Lady Dorrian will commit Craig Murray… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Craig Murray’s Trial: […]

Glasgow’s future after COVID

Source:: Gerry Hassan Glasgow’s future after COVID Glasgow’s future after COVID Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 2nd 2021 Glasgow it was announced this week would finally come out of Level 3 restrictions. By Friday Scotland’s biggest city will have endured 277 days of severe limitations on our freedoms that have come at an increasingly cost to the people and fabric of the city – the only place in the UK where people could not meet their friends in their homes, hug friends and relatives, or travel out… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Glasgow’s future after COVID

Not Forgetting Palestine

Source:: Craig Murray Not Forgetting Palestine Once you have been active in politics for a few decades, you get used to the popular convulsions of support for Palestine every few years when Israel military action against Gaza becomes particularly intense. Then follows a ceasefire, the media move on and Israel resumes the daily routine of low level evictions, destruction of tree crops, imprisonments and murders that accomplishes the gradual extinction of the territories that the Western powers pretended to intend for a Palestinian state. For the… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Not Forgetting Palestine

Fighting On

Source:: Craig Murray Fighting On Just to let you know that, after a week of feeling horribly ill, I am now pretty well recovered and ready for the challenges ahead. I will get the MRI scan results next week, but not particularly apprehensive. I see yesterday the supposedly irresistible combination of Gordon Brown and the folically challenged Earl Strathearn met secretly to save the union. Which is a good time to remind you of this fact, which the media have wiped from history: Gordon Brown,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Fighting On

After a dramatic season can football resist the pull of corporate capitalism?

Source:: Gerry Hassan After a dramatic season can football resist the pull of corporate capitalism? After a dramatic season can football resist the pull of corporate capitalism? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 26th 2021 The past few days saw the climax of the domestic Scottish football season. One that has been difficult for clubs, players, managers, coaches, and fans as we have all come to terms with a different type of football – and sport – during the pandemic. The past year has seen all sorts of milestones: Rangers winning the league; Dundee returning to… Read the full […]

EU States Combined to Force Down Snowden Flight

Source:: Craig Murray EU States Combined to Force Down Snowden Flight The USA, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Austria combined to force down President Eva Morales’ jet in Vienna in 2013 after the CIA falsely reported whistleblower Edward Snowden was on board. The monumental cynicism of these nations in sanctioning Belarus for a directly comparable action is sickening, even by the standards of western hypocrisy. Indeed, to force down a Presidential jet covered by diplomatic immunity is a greater offence to international law than Belarus forcing down the Ryanair flight. Both… Read the full article:: Craig Murray EU […]

Chilling – Not In a Good Way

Source:: Craig Murray Chilling – Not In a Good Way Dave Llewellyn sat next to me in the public gallery of the Salmond trial as we witnessed the defence witnesses – largely female – who shredded the prosecution case. A few weeks ago, seven detectives of the Serious Crime Squad raided Dave’s home at 5am, handcuffed him and questioned him over conspiracy to murder – in relation to a public Facebook post. Dave has now been charged with a lesser but still imprisonable offence. You will recall Mark Hirst, friend… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Chilling – […]