The Missing Step

Source:: Craig Murray The Missing Step In Sweden, prosecutors have applied to the Swedish courts to issue a warrant for Julian’s arrest. There is a tremendous back story to that simple statement. The European Arrest Warrant must be issued from one country to another by a judicial authority. The original Swedish request for Assange’s extradition was not issued by any court, but simply by the prosecutor. This was particularly strange, as the Chief Prosecutor of Stockholm had initially closed the case after deciding there was no… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Missing Step

Derided before its launch, BBC Scotland has silenced the critics with its excellence | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna Derided before its launch, BBC Scotland has silenced the critics with its excellence | Kevin McKenna The many naysayers, including myself, were wrong – it’s the best channel on TVA shoestring revolution is happening beneath the noses of most of Scotland’s population. It’s why I watched a Glaswegian hairdresser last night discussing sex, religion and politics as he bobbed and weaved with scissors around his customer’s salt and pepper hair.I came to bury this show but I am enchanted. The revolution is unfolding nightly on the BBC’s new Scotland channel, launched three months ago amid industry… […]

The Struggle Is The Meaning

Source:: Craig Murray The Struggle Is The Meaning There is no conceivable interest of the ordinary people of the Western world being served by the crazed decision of their governments to firmly take the Sunni side in the Sunni/Shia tensions of the Islamic world, and to do so in a fashion which deliberately exacerbates points of armed conflict across the Middle East. It is even more extraordinary that, in doing so, the West is deliberately forwarding the interests of two nations which have philosophies that are entirely antithetical… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Struggle Is The […]

The Pivot Point

Source:: Craig Murray The Pivot Point The massive economic shock following the banking collapse of 2007–8 is the direct cause of the crisis of confidence which is affecting almost all the institutions of western representative democracy. The banking collapse was not a natural event, like a tsunami. It was a direct result of man-made systems and artifices which permitted wealth to be generated and hoarded primarily through multiple financial transactions rather than by the actual production and sale of concrete goods, and which then disproportionately funnelled… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Pivot Point

The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator

Source:: Gerry Hassan The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator The Death of Tory England and the Decline of The Spectator Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 15th 2019 For eighteen years I have subscribed to and enjoyed reading The Spectator magazine. But under Fraser Nelson’s editorship from 2009 the magazine has slowly and irrevocably gone downhill and into the gutter. Gone are the days when it was a civilised, gentle, iconoclastic read where an article could surprise and entertain from unusual angles. Good pieces still occasionally appear, but in the… Read the full article:: […]

The Re-Opening of the Swedish Assange Case Should Be Welcomed

Source:: Craig Murray The Re-Opening of the Swedish Assange Case Should Be Welcomed That the Swedish investigation into the rape allegation against Julian Assange is being re-opened is something that ought to be welcomed. The alternative would be for this accusation to hang unresolved over Julian’s head forever. The Swedish prosecutors now need finally, as my father used to say, either to piss or get off the pot. They need to decide whether there is sufficient evidence to charge or not. There is no reason for delay. The Swedish police have had seven… Read the full article:: Craig […]

Joanna Cherry

Source:: Craig Murray Joanna Cherry She will not thank me for saying it, but I have for some time been strongly of the view that Joanna Cherry is the leader that Scotland needs to take Scotland on its historic final step to regaining Independence. It is plain to me that the Establishment believes so too, and that is the reason for the massive hyping of the “bullying” complaint against Joanna and her chief of staff. There are similarities in the collection and brewing of the… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Joanna Cherry

Publishing to WordPress from Bear Just Got Better

Source:: North British Post Publishing to WordPress from Bear Just Got Better Sharing is a core part of the iOS experience, and WordPress is committed to helping people share their stories, products, or services freely and widely.  So when the fine folks at Shiny Frog—makers of the excellent writing app Bear—asked for an easier way turn Bear notes into WordPress posts, we enthusiastically said yes. We’ve been working together to create a great publishing experience, and today Bear and WordPress both have app updates that incorporate this latest and greatest integration. Go… Read the full article:: North British […]

We ignore poverty and visit ruin on the planet. But I have a plan… | Kevin McKenna

Source:: Kevin McKenna We ignore poverty and visit ruin on the planet. But I have a plan… | Kevin McKenna If Nicola Sturgeon is serious about making Scotland carbon-neutral, she should read my modest proposalPerhaps there’s a reason why still too few of us pay heed to warnings about how we are killing the planet by cruel and unusual methods. How can you persuade people to stop endangering other species and start protecting the environment when they don’t seem concerned about torturing themselves?According to Child Poverty Action Group in Scotland, almost one in four (230,000) of Scotland’s children are […]

How to Refuse an Honour from the Queen – to Her Face

Source:: Craig Murray How to Refuse an Honour from the Queen – to Her Face Scores of principled people have refused honours from the Queen. Very few have ever been called on to explain why in person. This is discussed along with many less lighthearted episodes from my life, in this long interview with Alex Salmond. Part 2 next week. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=419190051967230 —————————————— Unlike our adversaries including the Integrity Initiative, the 77th Brigade, Bellingcat, the Atlantic Council and hundreds of other warmongering propaganda operations, this blog has no source of state, corporate or institutional… Read the full article:: Craig […]

The coming of age of the Scottish Parliament … but has power shifted to the people?

Source:: Gerry Hassan The coming of age of the Scottish Parliament … but has power shifted to the people? The coming of age of the Scottish Parliament … but has power shifted to the people? Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, May 8th 2019 Twenty years ago last Monday Scotland went to the polls in the first democratic elections to the Scottish Parliament. This coming Sunday marks the anniversary of the first session of that Parliament which Winnie Ewing famously opened with the words: ‘The Scottish Parliament, which adjourned on March 25th 1707, is hereby reconvened.’ The new Parliament was elected… […]

The Real Muellergate Scandal

Source:: Craig Murray The Real Muellergate Scandal Robert Mueller is either a fool, or deeply corrupt. I do not think he is a fool. I did not comment instantly on the Mueller Report as I was so shocked by it, I have been waiting to see if any other facts come to light in justification. Nothing has. I limit myself here to that area of which I have personal knowledge – the leak of DNC and Podesta emails to Wikileaks. On the wider question of the corrupt… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Real Muellergate Scandal

A Peculiar Request

Source:: Craig Murray A Peculiar Request This is a rather strange admin notice. Does anybody have any photos of me when I was a pillar of the Establishment, looking like a pillar of the Establishment? I need some urgently for a TV programme, and I really don’t keep such things – in fact I have very few photos of myself at all. The problem is we talk in the programme about my role as Ambassador, and previous roles as Deputy High Commissioner to Ghana, Head of… Read the full article:: Craig Murray A Peculiar Request

The Arrest of Manny Singh

Source:: Craig Murray The Arrest of Manny Singh On Saturday, I was an eye-witness to Manny Singh, organiser of the huge pro-Independence demonstration through Glasgow, co-operating efficiently and respectfully with the police in keeping order and protecting public safety, and in making sure the event was a joyous family occasion, successful and enjoyed by everyone. That included Manny liaising regularly with the most senior police officers in charge of the march. Before I made my speech, I asked him how it was all going and Manny volunteered unasked… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Arrest of Manny […]

Huawei Hypocrisy

Source:: Craig Murray Huawei Hypocrisy Theresa May almost certainly sacked Gavin Williamson not just on the basis of a telephone billing record showing he had a phone call with a Telegraph journalist, but on the basis of a recording of the conversation itself. It astonishes me that still, after Snowden and his PRISM revelations, after Wikileaks Vault 7 releases, and after numerous other sources including my own humble contribution, people still manage to avoid the cognitive dissonance that goes with really understanding how much we… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Huawei Hypocrisy