Banana Republic Corruption

Source:: Craig Murray Banana Republic Corruption The Ayanda Capital contract to supply £250 million of PPE to the NHS has not caused anything like the stir it should, because UK citizens appear to have come to accept that we live in a country with a Banana Republic system of capitalism. I suppose when you have a Prime Minister who handed out £60 million of public money for a Garden Bridge that there was no chance would ever be built, and who had no qualms about directing… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Banana Republic Corruption

Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK

Source:: Gerry Hassan Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK Border troubles point to the long-term crisis of unionism in Scotland and the UK Gerry Hassan Sunday National, July 5th 2020 Reaching 100 days since the start of the UK lockdown was always going to be a milestone, but in many places it has been marked by a kind of cabin fever irritability and over the top remarks. Boris Johnson attempted to convince voters that he was the inheritor of Roosevelt’s political ambition and wanted a ‘New Deal’ in a… Read […]

I Need A Craig Murray

Source:: Craig Murray I Need A Craig Murray I tried to do a public service in making available to everybody key facts from the Julian Assange extradition hearing and the Alex Salmond trial, which revealed a picture very different from that portrayed in the mainstream media. I find myself wishing now I had somebody to perform the same service for me. I am particularly constrained about what I can say in my own case. The last week has been incredibly hectic, with our reply to the Crown’s submissions… Read the full article:: Craig Murray I Need A Craig […]

Celebrating Pride Month: Perspectives on Identity, Diversity, Communication, and Change

Source:: North British Post Celebrating Pride Month: Perspectives on Identity, Diversity, Communication, and Change Throughout June, we’ve published a series of Q&As at WordPress Discover featuring members of the Automattic team. These conversations explore personal journeys; reflections on identity; and diversity and inclusion in tech, design, and the workplace. Here are highlights from these interviews. “In a World That Wants You to Apologize or Minimize Who You Are, Don’t.” Gina Gowins is an HR operations magician on the Human League, our global human resources team. In this interview, Gina examines identity and language; communication… Read the full article:: […]

Editing and Enhancing Images in the WordPress Apps

Source:: North British Post Editing and Enhancing Images in the WordPress Apps The WordPress app on your Android or iOS device is your companion wherever you go. Manage your site, write and publish, and even add images to your posts — from anywhere you are. Oftentimes, the most engaging posts include visuals, like the photos you take on the go: pictures from last week’s walk, snapshots of your afternoon picnic, or portraits of the family with your puppy. Have you ever needed to edit your images on your phone? Maybe the lighting wasn’t… Read the full article:: North British […]

Scotland’s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and now

Source:: Gerry Hassan Scotland’s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and now Scotland’s future as an independent nation is being created in the here and now Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 28th 2020 Independence is back in the news and making the news. Truth is it never went away, but last week’s 54:46 poll in this paper set a surge of energy through the Scottish political scene. The British state and government, and Boris Johnson’s serial incompetence and inability to tell the truth in a national crisis of life and death proportions,… Read […]

My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown

Source:: Gerry Hassan My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown My Scotland and Glasgow during lockdown Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 24th 2020 The past three months have been different to anything any of us have previously experienced. We have all lived our lives differently; changed our patterns of behaviour, both work and personal; and been affected by the absence of people who we would normally regularly see and meet, as well as friends, family and people we know becoming ill. Alongside this other big stuff has happened. There has… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan My Scotland and […]

Truly Shameful BBC Israeli Propaganda

Source:: Craig Murray Truly Shameful BBC Israeli Propaganda In a genuinely outrageous piece of victim blaming, BBC News just blamed Palestinian intransigence in refusing to accept Israeli annexation of the West Bank for the deaths of Palestinian children caused by the Israeli blockade of medical supplies to Gaza. This is a precise quote from the BBC TV News presenter headline at 10.30am: “The lives of hundreds of sick Palestinian children are being put at risk because of the latest downturn in relations between their leaders and Israel last… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Truly Shameful BBC Israeli […]

Do Not Mourn the White Saviours of DfID

Source:: Craig Murray Do Not Mourn the White Saviours of DfID I never write to shock. But I do relish making people think, and consider arguments out of the comfort zone of a set of group shared opinions. I am very aware that many people find this intensely annoying. A good example is that I believe that Russian actions in Syria have been legal, and helpful in preventing a still more massive conflagration in the Middle East. But I believe that the Russian occupations of Crimea and a section of Georgia… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Do […]

How to organise and defeat the forces of fascism, racism and bigotry

Source:: Gerry Hassan How to organise and defeat the forces of fascism, racism and bigotry How to organise and defeat the forces of fascism, racism and bigotry Gerry Hassan Sunday National, June 22nd 2020 The popularity and power of the message ‘Black Lives Matter’ was always going to provoke a reaction. In the past fortnight there has been the emergence of the ultra-right on the streets of the UK. And in the past week, these ugly forces congregated in George Square, Glasgow on Wednesday disrupting a peaceful march in support of asylum seekers and refugees.… Read the full […]

Expert Advice: Manage Your Site on the Go Using the WordPress Mobile Apps

Source:: North British Post Expert Advice: Manage Your Site on the Go Using the WordPress Mobile Apps For many people, the go-to tool for updating a website is a laptop or desktop computer. Did you know, though, that the computer you carry around in your pocket has as much power as the one on your desk? The WordPress mobile apps are packed with features that make it possible to manage your site no matter where you are.Want to become a WordPress app pro? Register for our next webinar, “WordPress Mobile: Your site. Your inspiration. Anywhere.” We’ll be… Read […]

Enjoy a Smoother Experience with the Updated Block Editor

Source:: North British Post Enjoy a Smoother Experience with the Updated Block Editor Little details make a big difference. The latest block editor improvements incorporate some common feedback you’ve shared with us and make the editing experience even more intuitive than before. We’ve also updated the categories we use to organize blocks, so you can find exactly what you need, fast. Read on to learn about recent changes you’ll notice next time you open the editor. Move on quickly after citations and captions Have you ever felt as if you were stuck inside… Read the full article:: North […]

When music could make the future: The legacy of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney

Source:: Gerry Hassan When music could make the future: The legacy of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney When music could make the future: The legacy of Brian Wilson and Paul McCartney Gerry Hassan Scottish Review, June 17th 2020 Music is pivotal to what it is to be human. It is part of our universal language and connected to how we live, breathe and at a fundamental level the rhythm of the human heart. A world without music would seem to be missing part of the human spirit – and to an extent the current COVID-19 pandemic seemed… Read […]

Cynicism and Warmongering

Source:: Craig Murray Cynicism and Warmongering The BBC plumbed the depths of hypocrisy in dressing up the final episode of the Salisbury Poisonings as a homage to Dawn Sturgess while systematically lying about the facts of her death, yet again to cover up the implausibility of the official narrative. As I noted yesterday, the BBC drama appeared to show Charlie Rowley fishing the perfume bottle out of the charity bin at least two months ahead of when this really occurred, to make it more plausible that… Read the full article:: Craig Murray Cynicism and Warmongering

The Miracle of Salisbury

Source:: Craig Murray The Miracle of Salisbury It turns out that the BBC really does believe that God is an Englishman. When the simple impossibility of the official story on the Skripals finally overwhelmed the dramatists, they resorted to Divine Intervention for an explanation – as propagandists have done for millennia. This particular piece of script from Episode 2 of The Salisbury Poisonings deserves an induction in the Propaganda Hall of Fame: Porton Down Man: I’ve got the reports from the Bailey house Public Health Woman: Tell… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Miracle of Salisbury