Soft Focus

Source:: Craig Murray Soft Focus Staring at the screen in disbelief as the BBC broadcast a preview of a quite literally soft focus “interview” of Theresa May by a simpering Nick Robinson. North Korean stuff. For Panorama. “Prime Minister, a lot of people liked it when you described yourself as a bloody difficult woman”. Astonishingly sycophantic stuff from the state broadcaster. The post Soft Focus appeared first on Craig Murray. Read the full article:: Craig Murray Soft Focus

Thanks to the V&A, Dundee will no longer be the butt of a nation’s jokes | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Thanks to the V&A, Dundee will no longer be the butt of a nation’s jokes | Kevin McKenna The new museum adds to the proud line of achievements of this unjustly reviled cityEven in our ritual besmirching and humiliation of Dundee, we treated the city unequally. Other towns and cities blighted by social disadvantage found a sympathetic response and sometimes outrage when annually it was revealed how badly we permitted people to live in this affluent country. The health inequalities that have long existed in parts of Glasgow have kept the UK’s film and documentary sector afloat […]

Lynch Mob Mentality

Source:: Craig Murray Lynch Mob Mentality I was caught in a twitterstorm of hatred yesterday, much of it led by mainstream media journalists like David Aaronovitch and Dan Hodges, for daring to suggest that the basic elements of Boshirov and Petrov’s story do in fact stack up. What became very plain quite quickly was that none of these people had any grasp of the detail of the suspects’ full twenty minute interview, but had just seen the short clips or quotes as presented by British corporate… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Lynch Mob Mentality

The Strange Russian Alibi

Source:: Craig Murray The Strange Russian Alibi Like many, my first thought at the interview of Boshirov and Petrov – which apparently are indeed their names – is that they were very unconvincing. The interview itself seemed to be set up around a cramped table with a poor camera and lighting, and the interviewer seemed pretty hopeless at asking probing questions that would shed any real light. I had in fact decided that their story was highly improbable, until I started seeing the storm of twitter posting,… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Strange Russian Alibi

The War on Raspberries

Source:: Craig Murray The War on Raspberries On a recent visit to the National Mining Museum in Newtongrange, I was taken slightly aback by the questions from young adults who knew nothing at all about Thatcher’s destruction of the coal mining industry or its motives. It is hard to realise that for an 18 year old today the miners’ strike is as chronologically distant an event as Dunkirk was to me. My whole adult life has been defined by the changes initiated by Thatcher and continued by… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The War on Raspberries

Who is going to champion Glasgow? Life after the GSA fire and the threat to the CCA

Source:: Gerry Hassan Who is going to champion Glasgow? Life after the GSA fire and the threat to the CCA Who is going to champion Glasgow? Life after the GSA fire and the threat to the CCA Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 12th 2018 Glasgow hasn’t had to look too far to seek its troubles of late. There has been the devastating Glasgow School of Art fire (the second in four years), followed by the seeming abandonment of Sauchiehall Street businesses and residents. And if that weren’t enough in the last week there have been concerns that the acclaimed […]

Try Simplenote, Our Fast and Easy-to-Use Notes App

Source:: North British Post Try Simplenote, Our Fast and Easy-to-Use Notes App A great note-taking app can helps with all kinds of daily routines like taking class notes, writing a shopping list, or jotting down ideas for your next great blog post. At Automattic, we love using Simplenote, which is an easy way to create notes, lists, and more. Our favorite part? It’s backed by a powerful sync engine that syncs notes across all of your devices swiftly and smoothly — and for free! — so our notes are accessible everywhere. The Simplenote… Read the full article:: North British […]

Scotland’s women footballers help to ease 20 years of hurt

Source:: Kevin McKenna Scotland’s women footballers help to ease 20 years of hurt A place in next year’s Women’s World Cup in Paris has allowed fans to be proud of their national game againOn a little artificial pitch in the middle of a North Lanarkshire housing scheme on Saturday morning there was all the evidence you ever needed that football was made for girls.Here, the under-12s of Rutherglen and Glenburn fought out a close and entertaining game in front of 30 or so proud parents and friends. In this neighbourhood a generation ago,… Read the full article:: Kevin […]

My top 10 songs are not Scotland’s but they’re in my heart, they’re in my soul | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna My top 10 songs are not Scotland’s but they’re in my heart, they’re in my soul | Kevin McKenna My countrymen’s choice of their favourite Scottish albums weren’t to my taste…Earlier this year, I was finally forced to admit defeat in my efforts to keep up with the prevailing spirits of the age. If this could be put down to advancing years I’d have accepted it some time ago. From my early years, however, I’ve always had a suspicion – a mere bat squeak of unease – that there was dissonance between me and the habits of […]

Speaking for Scotland: The Salmond Case, Independence and the Silences of Modern Life

Source:: Gerry Hassan Speaking for Scotland: The Salmond Case, Independence and the Silences of Modern Life Speaking for Scotland: The Salmond Case, Independence and the Silences of Modern Life Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, September 5th 2018 The Salmond controversy has garnered huge press coverage. Beyond the actual cases itself, this says a lot about the state of Scotland. I am not making any assumptions about the guilt or innocence of Alex Salmond or the veracity of the accusations. This case is not just about Salmond or the allegations, but casts a wider light on some aspects… Read the […]

Skripals – The Mystery Deepens

Source:: Craig Murray Skripals – The Mystery Deepens The time that “Borishov and Petrov” were allegedly in Salisbury carrying out the attack is all entirely within the period the Skripals were universally reported to have left their home with their mobile phones switched off. A key hole in the British government’s account of the Salisbury poisonings has been plugged – the lack of any actual suspects. And it has been plugged in a way that appears broadly convincing – these two men do appear to have traveled to… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Skripals – The Mystery […]

The Impossible Photo

Source:: Craig Murray The Impossible Photo Russia has developed an astonishing new technology enabling its secret agents to occupy precisely the same space at precisely the same time. These CCTV images released by Scotland yard today allegedly show Alexander Petrov and Ruslan Borishov both occupying exactly the same space at Gatwick airport at precisely the same second. 16.22.43 on 2 March 2018. Note neither photo shows the other following less than a second behind. There is no physically possible explanation for this. You can see ten… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Impossible Photo

New Labour’s Irrational Adoration of Thatcher

Source:: Craig Murray New Labour’s Irrational Adoration of Thatcher When Michael Crick embarrassed Theresa May by quizzing her on her non-existent opposition to apartheid as she visited Mandela’s old cell, the response of New Labour was to defend May by claiming the Tories had opposed apartheid all along. Progress and Labour Friends of Israel rushed immediately to the defence of the person they truly adore, who sits higher still in their Pantheon than Tony Blair and Gordon Brown. They rushed to defend the memory of Margaret Thatcher. Ex-Labour MP… Read the full article:: Craig Murray New Labour’s Irrational […]

It’s not just Salmond’s name at stake, but the future of independence itself | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna It’s not just Salmond’s name at stake, but the future of independence itself | Kevin McKenna The resignation of the former first minister has done little to quell disquiet in his partyOn Tayside four years ago, beside an uneven row of modest shops and salons, Alex Salmond was preaching to the faithful. The first referendum on Scottish independence was less than a week away but the patron saint of the yes movement had already run his race.He was embarking on a tour to thank his supporters. In the eyes of those gathered, he could do no… […]

New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search

Source:: North British Post New in the WordPress.com Business Plan: Jetpack Search The WordPress.com Business plan combines fully managed hosting with the freedom to grow and scale your site without limits. Today we’re adding Jetpack Search to WordPress.com Business so you can enjoy powerful and fast on-site search functionality as part of your plan.   Once you activate Jetpack Search, you’ll be using the same search engine powering some of the largest sites on the web. Jetpack Search provides a more engaging experience for your visitors: it relies on modern search algorithms… Read the full article:: North British […]