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Theresa May Must Resign

by craig on Oct 2nd 2014 in Uncategorized

There was never any doubt that the accusation of terrorism against Moazzam Begg was, once again, a tissue of politically motivated lies. What is still more appalling, I am told by a Home Office source that the decision to arrest and detain him was taken by Theresa May herself. This involvement of politicians in the […]

A Helot Society

by craig on Sep 30th 2014 in Uncategorized

So we are back with a vengeance to notions of the undeserving poor. Electronic cards are to ensure that the poor can only spend their benefits on basic necessities like food and clothing, and not on a lifestyle of alcohol and illegal drugs. Having lived a rather spectacular life encompassing both ends of the social […]

The Rush to Violence

by craig on Sep 25th 2014 in Uncategorized

Between 4 and 20 August the Saudi Arabian government beheaded 19 people. Saudi Arabia, which has funded and armed ISIS from inception (initially with CIA support), is now bombing alongside the USA in Iraq and Syria. Forget the war technology porn regularly being broadcast by western media, with those spectacular photos of missiles erupting from […]

Bombing Is Good For You

by craig on Sep 23rd 2014 in Uncategorized

If bombing a country really made it better, we would have made a paradise of Iraq by now. Instead it is a total disaster, with access to electricity, drinking water, education and health services all far worse than they were before we started bombing it. That is even without the growth of the Caliphate, or […]

The Future is Independent

by craig on Sep 23rd 2014 in Uncategorized

Trident, Austerity and Dentures. Those are the key components of the Labour brand in Scotland. The unionists demographic is overwhelmingly old. Independence had a majority in every age group except the over 55s. Unionism is not a factor of age in the sense that once people reach 55 they turn into Unionists. People over 55 […]

What Did You Expect?

by craig on Sep 20th 2014 in Uncategorized

I have no sympathy at all for anybody who voted No on the grounds of the pledges by Brown, Miliband, Cameron and Clegg about constitutional change, and is now whingeing about the blatant dishonour of those pledges. I cannot understand how anybody could be so stupid as to have believed them, and yet have a […]

Moving On For Social Justice

by craig on Sep 19th 2014 in Uncategorized

The referendum result is the loss of a chance to dispute the hegemony of the neo-con corporate elite in the international world. My heart is still bursting with pride that 45% of Scots – a people devoid of political autonomy for three hundred years – had the nerve, intellect and will to see through the […]

A Hard Night

by craig on Sep 19th 2014 in Uncategorized

I can’t pretend not to have been disappointed by the Clackmannanshire result, especially as I am here with some wonderful people who have put months and years of their lives into campaigning heart and soul. But the count was fascinating. Professional Conservative, Labour and Lib Dem politicians working and socialising together and dressing the same. […]

Massive Turnout

by craig on Sep 18th 2014 in Uncategorized

I am in Clackmannanshire which is a good indicator – neither East nor West, right on the Highland line, both urban and rural, substantial wealth but also a significant central belt working class population. The politics have tended to mirror national fortunes. In Tullibody, which was once solid Labour, we progressed to applause and shouts […]

The Buzz

by craig on Sep 18th 2014 in Uncategorized

On Belleveue Road Edinburgh where I am staying, the number of houses or apartments sporting yes posters had suddenly gone up from 13 to 23, including some great homemade efforts. The No count remained stationary at eleven. I noticed new yes posters in Broughton Street and Albany Street too. There seems a huge last minute […]

Why We’re Voting Yes

by craig on Sep 18th 2014 in Uncategorized

On this, the most exciting day of my life, here is a video by Laura Wadha. She kindly said she was inspired to make it by hearing me speak in Cupar. I am so proud to have been part of this people based movement. I am watching now as voters walk down to the polling […]

Channel 4 Censorship

by craig on Sep 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

For the 45th consecutive time I have been invited, organised and then blocked at the last moment from a mainstream media appearance. On Sunday I received this email from Channel 4: Channel 4 have cleared their schedule for a live, hour long prime-time programme on Scottish Independence at 10pm on Wednesday 17th September in Edinburgh. […]

Police Rebut Unionist Smears

by craig on Sep 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

George Robertson has been designated by the Labour Party to lead a campaign to have a Yes vote nullified, on the grounds of campaign irregularities, intimidation and overspending. This has been agreed by Miliband’s office. One of the great advantages of being a small country like Scotland is that you very easily discover what is […]

Wisdom from Poland

by craig on Sep 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

A Polish gentleman told me something profound last night. He said he had for months been determined to vote No, because he thought the United Kingdom had welcomed him in. Then he started to notice something very important indeed. He had supported Solidarnosc as a young man, and he had lived through the overwhelming barrage […]

Yesterday’s Campaign Trail

by craig on Sep 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

Inspirational meeting in Linlithgow last night. Wonderful people. Biggest applause of the evening for my suggestion that on the day of Independence, we seize the Trident nuclear missiles, dismantle them and refuse to give them back! A very bright audience, including some genuine undecideds. Everywhere I am especially cheered by the sheer determination of people […]

Absolute Lies From the Guardian

by craig on Sep 16th 2014 in Uncategorized

The Guardian have just published the most disgusting outright lies imaginable. I just got back from the St James Centre – I was literally just passing through on my way to change for this evening’s meeting. I saw Ed Miliband beetle in and beetle out again. There was a prepared claque of Labour members with […]

Referendum Conundrum

by craig on Sep 16th 2014 in Uncategorized

I genuinely find it impossible to understand the gap between the opinion polls and what my eyes and ears tell me. In Glasgow yesterday afternoon a small group of Better Together supporters were handing out material on Sauchiehall Street. Just fifty yards away on Buchanan Street a Yes stall was doing the same thing. The […]

Off to Waverley Now

by craig on Sep 14th 2014 in Uncategorized

Sounds more romantic than the Finland Station!

Live Now – Massive Protest Against BBC Bias

by craig on Sep 14th 2014 in Uncategorized


Campaign Trail Again

by craig on Sep 14th 2014 in Uncategorized

I am heading for the train back to Scotland for the final, frenetic stretch of campaigning to achieve national independence. Rather strange feeling on leaving the house, because I know that if we succeed I shan’t be coming back here to live, but rather staying to help build the new Scotland, in however minor a […]

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