Discussing Chagos With Alex Salmond

Source:: Craig Murray Discussing Chagos With Alex Salmond Here is the video of my Chagos discussion with Alex. It keeps disappearing from Youtube, so here is also a Facebook link https://www.fb.com/AlexSalmond/videos/2564398513631329/ The post Discussing Chagos With Alex Salmond appeared first on Craig Murray. Read the full article:: Craig Murray Discussing Chagos With Alex Salmond

Once more Balmedie prepares to fight Trump on the beaches | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Once more Balmedie prepares to fight Trump on the beaches | Kevin McKenna A record number of locals objected to the US president’s development near his Aberdeenshire golf course – to no avail. But the struggle goes onThe word “douce” sits easily alongside a place like Balmedie, but would never be seen within a million miles of Donald Trump or any of his enterprises. Yet this pleasant coastal village a few miles north of Aberdeen is at risk of forever being associated with America’s pantomime president and the locals are aghast at the… Read the […]

‘For the few, not the many’ still drives Scotland’s schools system | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna ‘For the few, not the many’ still drives Scotland’s schools system | Kevin McKenna Performance data reveals how much the country still suffers from educational gerrymanderingIn Scotland, the new middle-class rites of spring are upon us. They may not yet carry the resonance of Glyndebourne, Henley or Royal Ascot but the social and economic implications for thousands of families are quite profound. This is when Scotland’s state school league tables are published and when families begin to inspect university prospectuses and neighbourhood maths tutors start browsing the BMW and Mercedes catalogues.Actually, to describe the… Read […]

Please Cancel Your Subscriptions

Source:: Craig Murray Please Cancel Your Subscriptions The large majority of the financial support for this blog comes from supporters of Scottish Independence, and I have been extremely, extremely grateful for your support this past year. But everybody who is OK with this particular gesture by Nicola Sturgeon, I should thank you now to cancel your subscriptions because I really don’t want your money. For me, the death of millions of people in the Middle East, and Alastair Campbell’s role in the deliberate manufacture of a dossier… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Please Cancel Your Subscriptions

Scotland’s Culture of Colluding with Violence

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scotland’s Culture of Colluding with Violence Scotland’s Culture of Colluding with Violence Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 20th 2019 Scotland was once infamous for its reputation and reality as a violent place. This was associated with all sorts of potent, demeaning caricatures of the angry, aggressive Scot, but underlying these images Scotland did have a problem. We had a culture of all too pervasive violence, a high murder rate with Glasgow earning the moniker ‘murder capital of Europe’, a problem with knife crime, and a wider… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan Scotland’s Culture of […]

Scotland’s Independent Story isn’t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scotland’s Independent Story isn’t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref Scotland’s Independent Story isn’t over: A Review of Yes/No: Inside the Indyref Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, March 19th 2019 As British politics enters a mixture of meltdown and an endgame, convulsed by Brexit, everywhere in political discourse there is an obsession with the past. From the rise of Churchill to unquestioned national hero, to the ultra-Brexiteers talking of the UK reduced to a ‘vassal state’ of the EU; and now, Speaker John Bercow announcing there cannot be a rerun of… Read the full […]

One man’s fight exposes the greed that still drives big banks | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna One man’s fight exposes the greed that still drives big banks | Kevin McKenna John Guidi, bankrupted by mis-sold loans, today starts a hunger strike outside the Clydesdale Bank’s headquartersFew other issues seemed to define the essential wickedness at the heart of unrestrained capitalism than the conduct of the banking industry during and after the financial crash of 2008. In the pursuit of riches beyond the imagination of most people, many senior bankers deliberately ruined the lives of millions by selling financial products that they knew had become poisonous. The trick was to fill… Read […]

In filthy weather, Farage’s few hundred begin the long march

Source:: Kevin McKenna In filthy weather, Farage’s few hundred begin the long march Nigel Farage and his bedraggled but defiant supporters set off from Sunderland to save Brexit from the elitesOn a bleak stretch of England’s north-east coast, they gathered to save Brexit and begin the long march to Westminster. Few of the 300 cheery souls who walked out with Nigel Farage on to grassy cliffs south of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear, will make it all the way to London, but there was a determination to reach the first staging post on the… Read the full article:: Kevin […]

Geoffrey Cox’s New “Legal Advice” on Brexit Incentivises Unionist Violence

Source:: Craig Murray Geoffrey Cox’s New “Legal Advice” on Brexit Incentivises Unionist Violence Brexit has revealed further the rottenness of the British political Establishment, but I am still truly shocked now to see the Government of the United Kingdom negotiating a major international treaty on the acknowledged, discussed and now published basis that it has every intention of breaking that treaty once it is in force. Officially published by the Attorney General, no less. The Westminster Government’s contempt for international law was fully demonstrated just two weeks ago when it repudiated the International… Read the full article:: Craig […]

The ‘F’ word rears its head again: Federalism and Labour

Source:: Gerry Hassan The ‘F’ word rears its head again: Federalism and Labour The ‘F’ word rears its head again: Federalism and Labour Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, March 13th 2019 One political principle unites not just the Labour Party from Jeremy Corbyn to Tom Watson but also the Conservative Party – from Theresa May to the most ultra-Brexiteers in the Jacob Rees-Mogg faction. That principle is a belief in parliamentary sovereignty: which for all its elevated sound actually means the right of governments to do what they like and not be bound by… Read the full article:: Gerry […]

Brexit and Bad Faith

Source:: Craig Murray Brexit and Bad Faith My long article on the Chagos Islands sat unfinished yesterday, despite my passion for the subject, as I was horribly fascinated by the Gothic twists and turns of the Brexit debates in the House of Commons. I seldom write on the subject, but some observations seem now called for. The Westminster system of handling business is designed purely to handle binary questions disputed between two major parties. Where those parties are both themselves hopelessly riven by internal conflict, and the… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Brexit and Bad Faith

Golf tycoons want to raid Scotland. It is our duty to defend its beauty

Source:: Kevin McKenna Golf tycoons want to raid Scotland. It is our duty to defend its beauty Yet another golf course on the north-east coast would be a disaster for the environmentIf there were an international beauty pageant for countries, Scotland would win it most years. In January it was voted the most beautiful country on the planet by the travel website Rough Guides.This follows similar awards by global travel specialists in three of the previous five years, as well as ancillary awards for “best island” (Lewis and Harris) and quality of living (Orkney, Edinburgh). Other countries… Read […]

A Tale of Two Incarcerated Women

Source:: Craig Murray A Tale of Two Incarcerated Women On International Women’s Day yesterday Chelsea Manning was imprisoned yet again, this time for refusing to testify against Julian Assange before a Grand Jury. Chelsea has already suffered over seven years of total imprisonment – no American had ever previously spent more than three years in jail for releasing government secrets to the public, in a land which had historically valued free speech. I am in awe of Chelsea’s courage in refusing to testify, and shocked at a system that… Read the full article:: Craig Murray A Tale of […]

Gender Balance is a Business Issue

Source:: North British Post Gender Balance is a Business Issue Today is International Women’s Day! We’d like to celebrate it by highlighting gender balance and how important it is to us here at Automattic. While gender balance in itself is definitely something worth pursuing for ethical reasons, we also strongly believe that it makes good business sense. As our CEO Matt Mullenweg said in his recent TED talk, we believe that talent and intelligence are equally distributed throughout the world, but that opportunity is not. As a distributed company with… Read the full article:: North British Post Gender […]

Join WordPress.com for an International Women’s Day Livestream Panel

Source:: North British Post Join WordPress.com for an International Women’s Day Livestream Panel On International Women’s Day this Friday, WordPress.com parent company Automattic is hosting four outstanding women tech leaders for a livestreamed conversation about professional advancement, technology, and mutual support as we strive for equity in the workplace. It’s happening Friday, March 8 at 6 pm UTC / 1 pm ET / 10 am PT. Signups are limited to 500 people, so RSVP now to reserve a spot. You can also follow the conversation on Twitter at the hashtags #a8cIWD2019 and #IWD2019.… Read the full article:: North […]