The Queen’s role in politics is one of the last remnants of feudalism

Source:: Gerry Hassan The Queen’s role in politics is one of the last remnants of feudalism The Queen’s role in politics is one of the last remnants of feudalism Gerry Hassan Sunday National, September 15th 2019 The Queen has been publicly involved in politics in the past few weeks on an unprecedented scale. There has been Boris Johnson’s suspension of the UK Parliament, the nature of his advice to the Queen, the Court of Session judgement calling his actions ‘unlawful’, followed by Johnson saying when asked if he mislead the monarch: ‘absolutely not’. The Queen is… Read the […]

Nations Unhappily Held Together

Source:: Craig Murray Nations Unhappily Held Together Media commentary on today’s appeals before the Supreme Court misses entirely the main point – that the highest courts of England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland may each have been legally correct in their differing judgements, because each was judging according to a different legal system. I shall here leave Northern Ireland aside through my personal ignorance of its legal system, for which I apologise. The legal systems of England and of Scotland have equal status in the Act… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Nations Unhappily Held Together

The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded

Source:: Craig Murray The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded The conscientious judges of the European Court of Human Rights published a judgement a fortnight ago which utterly exploded the version of events promulgated by Western governments and media in the case of the late Mr Magnitskiy. Yet I can find no truthful report of the judgement in the mainstream media at all. The myth is that Magnitskiy was an honest rights campaigner and accountant who discovered corruption by Russian officials and threatened to expose it, and was consequently imprisoned… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Magnitskiy Myth Exploded

The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner

Source:: Craig Murray The World’s Most Important Political Prisoner We are now just one week away from the end of Julian Assange’s uniquely lengthy imprisonment for bail violation. He will receive parole from the rest of that sentence, but will continued to be imprisoned on remand awaiting his hearing on extradition to the USA – a process which could last several years. At that point, all the excuses for Assange’s imprisonment which so-called leftists and liberals in the UK have hidden behind will evaporate. There are no charges and… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The World’s Most […]

Diageo’s short measures are an insult to Johnnie Walker’s workers | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Diageo’s short measures are an insult to Johnnie Walker’s workers | Kevin McKenna Even as the drinks giant posts huge profits, it treats its workforce with contemptIn the wilderness of post-Brexit Britain, ruthlessness and cunning, backed by financial muscle, will prevail. Many good days to bury bad news will dawn and corporate Britain will gather for the feast. In this jungle, there are few beasts more ruthless and cunning than Diageo, one of the biggest drinks manufacturers in the world.In 2012, Diageo ended 192 years of whisky production at its Johnnie Walker bottling… Read the […]

The Unprincipled – and Potentially Racist – Lib Dems

Source:: Craig Murray The Unprincipled – and Potentially Racist – Lib Dems One might hope the role of the monarchy in the prorogation plot, and then Theresa May’s cronies getting honours in her resignation list, might do enough to undermine public confidence in some of the systems that define the British establishment. But the honours list will shortly be further devalued by political muck as Jo Swinson’s office is proffering peerages and knighthoods in the dissolution honours to candidates and their constituency chairmen in winnable seats, if they are willing to make… Read the full article:: Craig Murray […]

The Dogs in the Street Know

Source:: Craig Murray The Dogs in the Street Know There are some very obvious facts in British politics which nobody seems to be saying. Joanna Cherry stated in her successful court case that “the dogs in the street know” that the real reason that Boris Johnson had prorogued parliament was to prevent parliament from having an effective say on the outcome of Brexit. The documents that the government was forced to produce to the Scottish Courts proved beyond any shadow of a doubt that was indeed Johnson’s motive. So… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Dogs in […]

Join us in a Digital Climate Strike

Source:: North British Post Join us in a Digital Climate Strike With fires raging in the Amazon, hurricanes ripping across the Atlantic, and typhoons flooding Japan, our planet and our climate are sending us a message: We can no longer continue with business as usual. The week starting September 20th, 350.org is organizing a Global Climate Strike, in association with Fridays For Future, to show global leaders that the time to act is now. Alongside the people walking out of workplaces, schools, and homes around the world, 350.org is organizing a… Read the full article:: North British Post […]

The death of British conservatism as we have known it

Source:: Gerry Hassan The death of British conservatism as we have known it The death of British conservatism as we have known it Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 11th 2019 British conservatism has been one of the most successful political philosophies and political parties the world has ever known. As we speak it is engaged in the latter stages of its thirty year civil war on Europe, which has convulsed the party, bringing it to a state of near self-destruction, abandoning its traditional tenets and debasing constitutional norms that for most of its… Read the full article:: Gerry […]

WordPress.com and Fiverr Partner to Launch “WordPress.com Fundamentals” Course

Source:: North British Post WordPress.com and Fiverr Partner to Launch “WordPress.com Fundamentals” Course Getting your new business website ready for launch? Want a little hand-holding — a step-by-step tutorial on setting up a WordPress.com site from start to finish, that you can work on at your own pace and on your own time? “WordPress.com Fundamentals,” a comprehensive video course created with our friends over at Fiverr, walks you through all the fundamentals in 90 minutes. The course covers the basics of setting up a business website, but anyone new to WordPress.com can benefit… Read the full article:: North […]

John Bolton’s Dismissal

Source:: Craig Murray John Bolton’s Dismissal The power of identity politics as a tool of the Establishment to divert and derail opposition to the wealthy elite was demonstrated to me in a stunning and graphic way back in January 2013. I was entering the Oxford Union to attend the presentation of the Sam Adams award for Integrity to Tom Fingar, a senior American intelligence officer who had successfully blocked a push for military action against Iran by insisting on the barring from assessments of highly exaggerated… Read the full article:: Craig Murray John Bolton’s Dismissal

Really a Right Wing Coup

Source:: Craig Murray Really a Right Wing Coup Just because it is not written in a single document does not mean the UK does not have a constitution. But it does mean it has a particularly bad one. If like me you were awake until 2am watching the remarkable scenes in Parliament last night, as opposition MPs stayed and protested in the Commons as Speaker Bercow, having himself entered a formal protest, led the Tories to the dissolution ceremony in the Lords, you were probably struck by the… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Really a Right Wing […]

Boris Johnson and the art of self-deception

Source:: Gerry Hassan Boris Johnson and the art of self-deception Boris Johnson and the art of self-deception Gerry Hassan Sunday National, September 8th 2019 Boris Johnson has long had a problematic relationship with the truth. When a journalist, he was fired from ‘The Times’ for making up a quote; in the last month as UK Prime Minister he stated that he was in favour of proroguing Parliament when he publicly said he was against it, claimed to be against having an election he was planning and then for holding a… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Boris Johnson […]

Britain is in a mess: Is a different democracy possible?

Source:: Gerry Hassan Britain is in a mess: Is a different democracy possible? Britain is in a mess: Is a different democracy possible? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 4th 2019 Nearly everyone now agrees that British politics isn’t working – and that our political system, politicians and Parliament are in a mess and broken. Even more than this, our economic system and social contract have long ago become frayed, discredited and stopped working for the interests of the vast majority of people. This is the context in which the country is convulsed by… Read the full article:: Gerry […]

If there’s a cardinal sin to be made, count on the Catholic church | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna If there’s a cardinal sin to be made, count on the Catholic church | Kevin McKenna Its errors run from toting a saint’s relics around Scotland to an invitation to a reactionary priestA grim little vaudeville act is currently touring some of Scotland’s Catholic parishes, featuring the remains of Thérèse of Lisieux, a long-dead French nun. Thérèse died of tuberculosis at the age of 24 in 1897 and was canonised in 1925, becoming Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face. By all accounts, this young woman developed an exemplary devotion to her faith… […]