Light in the Darkness 3


I hope that I have been able to tell people quite a lot of truth about the deeply unpleasant workings of government. It cheers me up a lot when I stumble across something like this, part of a reader’s review of Andrew Rawnsley’s hagiography of the Blairites, Servants of the People:

This book is fairly authoritative. The reader is fairly convinced that he is getting an accurate picture. It is of course only one view. If you compare Rawnsley’s account of the Arms for Africa affair with that of high-ranking civil servant Craig Murray in his ‘The Catholic Orangemen of Togo’, you see how a ‘Blair rides to the rescue’ story conceals another narrative of corruption and mass-murder in Africa with Britain unwilling to look under the headlines and uncaring about the consequences as long as they get their boys out of the swamp.

http://www.books2read.co.uk/blog/general/servants-of-the-people-the-inside-story-of-new-labour/


3 thoughts on “Light in the Darkness

  • Clark

    Craig,

    I have learned more about the workings of government in a couple of years on this website than in all the mainstream media I’ve seen in my life.

    Understanding our government is rather like trying to work out what commercial software does. What they SAY it does is easy to find, but finding out what else it’s up to (like selling your e-mail address to spammers) involves decoding the inner workings, and that’s a full time task, unless an informed insider chooses to speak out.

    So thanks for speaking out.

  • Arsalan

    Jack Straw didn’t turn up, instead some other Labour guy came who is about to retire.

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