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Decade of Dissent

by craig on Oct 23rd 2014 in Uncategorized

It is ten years since I ended my FCO career by going on the Today programme and blowing the whistle on CIA/MI6 complicity in torture. It was on my 46th birthday, and I was in my second year as an Ambassador and my seventh as a top Whitehall civil servant, a member of the Senior […]

Unprofound Thoughts on Fracking

by craig on Oct 20th 2014 in Uncategorized

I hope I don’t pretend to have expertise on everything. On fracking I have none. My entirely amateur views on the subject are that the major risk appears to be pollution of aquifers. The UK seems too seismically stable for earthquakes or volcanoes to be a serious concern. I am not terribly worried about the […]

Independent Perth

by craig on Oct 19th 2014 in Uncategorized

I spoke to a really uplifting Perth for Independence meeting yesterday – over 300 people, more than attended Cameron’s “Rally to Save the Union” in the same city during the campaign. There is no sense of defeat at all in the Yes campaign and it retains its spine-tingling energy intact. Many interesting contributions including – […]

Massive Growth in Non-Existent Crime

by craig on Oct 17th 2014 in Uncategorized

It is lead news in every outlet of the mainstream media today that there is a massive increase in terrorism – as everyone can plainly see from all the bodies littering our streets. I can also tell you that there is a massive increase in the threat of deadly asteroids about to hit Britain and […]

Birthday Drinks

by craig on Oct 16th 2014 in Uncategorized

Tomorrow is my birthday and campaigning has taken me to Dundee away from family and friends. If anybody wishes to buy me a birthday pint or chaser, I shall be in Mennies of the Perth Rd tomorrow from 7pm.

BBC Propaganda

by craig on Oct 16th 2014 in Uncategorized

Please read and consider very carefully this brilliant dissection of the BBC’s propaganda blitz on Syria, at the time when the security establishment were trying to propel us into war against Assad, before they decided it was just as profitable to have a war against Assad’s enemies. For the security establishment and arms industry, any […]

Polly Toynbee, Counter-Revolutionary

by craig on Oct 15th 2014 in Uncategorized

It is amusing that Polly Toynbee attacks Russell Brand on the grounds there is a real difference between Labour and the Conservatives, on the day Ed Balls argues immigrants must be kept out by amending the EU treaties – in the same paper! I have never been a great fan of Russell Brand’s media persona, […]

The Blog That Reaches the Parts…

by craig on Oct 14th 2014 in Uncategorized

No other blog can do this There is a one minute cut in the middle. This may have been an accident, but it excludes the bit where I say that the Labour Party in Dundee was telling people not to vote Independence or the SNP would let all the black people in. If this was […]

Neo-Con Speed Dating

by craig on Oct 13th 2014 in Uncategorized

The TV debates for the Westminster election will offer you a dazzling range of neo-con policies from right wing to very right wing. Conservative, Labour, Liberal or UKIP, any flavour of corporate neo-con control that you like. It is a kind of weird speed dating circle between Cameron, Clegg, Miliband and Farage. If it had […]

Naomi Wolf

by craig on Oct 13th 2014 in Uncategorized

Here is Naomi Wolf speaking yesterday in Glasgow. According to Statcounter, so far at least 1,956 people have watched the youtube of my own speech from this website alone – yet the Youtube webcounter is currently showing 288. Can anyone explain this? With thanks to Node, this is the transcript of my speech: Thank you […]

Hope Over Fear Rally

by craig on Oct 13th 2014 in Uncategorized

That was not purring – that was the death rattle of the monarchy in Scotland. I was rather proud of that one. A fantastic day in George Square yesterday. I am grateful to whoever in the crowd took this video. I do not know whether the organisers were taking any closer video or if it […]

An Ugly Mood

by craig on Oct 10th 2014 in Uncategorized

In Heywood and Middleton, a classic Labour northern English seat, UKIP and the Tories combined got 51% of the vote. In Clacton – a deprived coastal area – the Conservatives and UKIP got 83% of the vote. It is not that Labour and the Lib Dems offer an alternative that is in any significant way […]

Progress On All Fronts

by craig on Oct 9th 2014 in Uncategorized

Many thanks to everybody who sent me advice, texts and illustrations on reformatting The Catholic Orangemen of Togo. Apologies I was unwell again so could not respond for a couple of days – and more than 100 emails were received, including several from people who have done substantial work. It will take me some time […]

The Catholic Orangemen – Help Wanted

by craig on Oct 7th 2014 in Uncategorized

I want to bring out a paperback version of The Catholic Orangemen of Togo. It remains available free online in various places. Unfortunately I cannot find an electronic version of the original text, it being somewhere on what has become a large collection of dead laptops. I therefore subscribed to Adobe Professional and tried to […]

The Purpose of Politics

by craig on Oct 7th 2014 in Uncategorized

A stark example of the entire purpose of modern politics; careers for the political class. Lib Dems may agree to a referendum on EU membership because it “reflects the thinking of English Lib Dem MPs in seats where they face Eurosceptic pressure”. That is, nothing to do with their beliefs, just trying to save their […]

Lack of Forgiveness

by craig on Oct 5th 2014 in Uncategorized

This blog is severely hampered by flu. I hate flu. In a globe-trotting life I have had a number of illnesses that became life threatening – peritonitis, typhoid, cholera, cerebral malaria, pulmonary embolism, pulmonary hypertension (thankfully misdiagnosed) severe arrhythmia. I was once declared dead and awoken by a cockroach eating my nostril as I lay […]

Alex Salmond v Poll Tax

by craig on Oct 3rd 2014 in Uncategorized

Alex Salmond is right to move to block attempts by Labour councils to use the new voter registrations for the referendum to catch people for twenty five year old Poll Tax default. The truth is the Labour Party is motivated not by a desire to collect the tax, but by an intention to chase the […]

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 […]

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