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Five More Years of Tory Rule

by craig on Jul 15th 2014 in Uncategorized

In the UK, the Tories have edged into the lead in the latest Guardian/ICM opinion poll. While New Labour’s support for benefit cuts, government spending plans and the entire neo-con agenda means it makes no difference who is in power at Westminster, residual voter tribal loyalty to these moribund and corrupt parties remains the basic […]

Hysteria versus Impunity

by craig on Jul 14th 2014 in Uncategorized

It is a mystery why the Observer failed to name Lord Greville Janner as the paedophile abusing boys from care homes. The facts of this particular boy’s continued molestation, and the existence of the letters to him from Janner, have been public knowledge for decades. I can only presume that Britain’s appalling libel laws, which […]

I am not a Pacifist

by craig on Jul 13th 2014 in Uncategorized

I am an anti-militarist. But I believe violence in defence can be justified. The Israeli mass killings by bombing in Gaza are absolutely unjustified. I also oppose the random and ineffective rockets being fired from Gaza into Israel. But when Israeli ground troops actually move into Gaza, it is my sincere hope that the Palestinians […]

Scots Self-Hating Myths

by craig on Jul 13th 2014 in Uncategorized

This is Lord George Murray, painted in 1745. He is wearing a kilt. This is the piper of Clan Grant in 1714. He is too. Tartan type designs go back thousands of years among Celtic tribes, becoming more complex over time as technique developed. The kilt evolved from the belted plaid. Kilting – the sewing […]

The Absence of Liberalism

by craig on Jul 11th 2014 in Uncategorized

The overruling of a European Court judgement to assert individual privacy, and the anti-democratic rushing of emergency legislation through parliament where no emergency exists, are the antithesis of liberalism. So of course is the jettisoning of all the Lib Dem manifesto pledges on civil liberties. It is not news that Nick Clegg has become the […]

Camping on the Indus

by craig on Jul 10th 2014 in Uncategorized

Burnes was to live a great deal of his life camped in tents, and it is important to have an idea of what these camps looked like. British officers generally had large, individual tents. These would normally be taken on by bearers and pitched a day’s march ahead, ready for the officers’ arrival in the […]

Water Damage

by craig on Jul 10th 2014 in Uncategorized

The FCO claim that records of extraordinary rendition flights to Diego Garcia were destroyed by water damage is an insult to all our intelligence. The FCO is refusing to say where the records were at the time, or what else was damaged in the (presumed) flood. This is of a piece with, but much more […]

So Soon Forgotten

by craig on Jul 9th 2014 in Uncategorized

The BBC has … started its news broadcast as usual from Ashkelon in Israel, highlighting rocket attacks on Israel. There is no mention on the BBC – there has never been any mention on the BBC, or anywhere in the Western mainstream media – that for at least 4,000 years Ashkelon was an Arab town, […]

Doune The Rabbit Hole

by craig on Jul 4th 2014 in Uncategorized

I shall again be running the bar – the Whistleblower’s Arms – at the Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival from 22 to 24 August at Cardross, Port of Menteith. I find this festival, which is very much a lifestyle event and features mostly new talent, an extremely life-affirming experience. Last year it brought me back […]

People or War?

by craig on Jul 4th 2014 in Uncategorized

We could have built 120,000 new homes, desperately needed. Instead we spent the money on a bloody big ship. To what purpose? An aircraft carrier is of no use to defend the British Isles – land based planes can do that much better. It is to enable our armed forces to operate elsewhere, far from […]

220 People Attend David Cameron “Rally for the Union”.

by craig on Jul 3rd 2014 in Uncategorized

According to staff at the Dewar’s Centre in Perth – capacity 1,000 – the attendance at David Cameron’s “Rally for the Union” today was just 220. Even the ultra-Tory Dundee Courier only claimed 300. That the Prime Minister of the UK cannot fill a hall, at least to not embarrassingly empty, at an event billed […]

Kurdistan

by craig on Jul 3rd 2014 in Uncategorized

An independent Kurdistan is a difficult sell because it is supported by such horrible people – Benjamin Netanyahu and every far right Republican in the US you can think of. Tony Blair is probably holding back on his endorsement until offered a huge consultancy fee or preferential access to “commercial opportunities” in the country. Nevertheless, […]

Liquid Lies Revisited

by craig on Jul 3rd 2014 in Uncategorized

There never was a liquid bomb plot. It was proven in court not to exist. It was a fabrication of the minds governing a Pakistani torture chamber. It is only a week ago that, as the terrorist industry sought to terrify us with the idea that jihadists from Syria would attack the UK, I wrote […]

Elm Guest House

by craig on Jul 2nd 2014 in Uncategorized

There is a huge amount of dancing on eggshells going on today in the media about the dossier on paedophile activity with which Leon Brittan came in contact in the 1980s. It is pretty plain there is a subtext here. A number of people have contacted me for some years over the Elm Guest House […]

Public Service

by craig on Jul 2nd 2014 in Uncategorized

I had an impeccable source that Obama’s anti-Scottish statement was orchestrated not only with him, but with the BBC who planted the question. I have no doubt it is true. I want to take this further with the Electoral Commission and the BBC Trust, but to do that I need confirmation of my whistleblower’s account. […]

I Shall Wear My Trousers Rolled

by craig on Jul 2nd 2014 in Uncategorized

A couple of days ago, posting the video of Peter Cook’s wonderful satire of the judge summing up the Thorpe trial (which performace was itself a twenty year on reprise) I calculated that, to a student today, the reference was as distant as a joke about an event in 1938 was to me as a […]

Crazed Bombers Support Bombs Shock

by craig on Jul 1st 2014 in Uncategorized

An “independent” all-party commission set up by a lobby group funded by NATO, the FCO and Qatar, consisting of eight of the most right wing establishment figures in the universe, supports keeping Trident. The joint chairmen were “Lord” Browne of the Labour Party, “Sir” Malcolm Rifkind of the Tory Party and “Sir” Menzies Campbell of […]

More Dead Children in Palestine

by craig on Jul 1st 2014 in Uncategorized

We do not know who kidnapped and murdered the three children in Palestine. These murders are terrible and need to be investigated. You cannot investigate a murder with bombs and tanks. Tony Blair’s immediate bandwagon-jumping and rush to blame Hamas is typical of a man who has caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands through […]

BBC Bias – The People Have Noticed

by craig on Jun 30th 2014 in Uncategorized

Rebekah Brooks

by craig on Jun 30th 2014 in Uncategorized

Spot the Cuckold Competition A jury has been unable to find that, beyond a reasonable doubt. Rebekah Brooks was a party to the industrial scale phone hacking that was going on all around her. A 5 million pound legal team did its job. Such things happen. But take a considered view of what that means. […]

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