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“J K Rowling’s always been batshit insane, this is nothing new”.
“Why are people just surprised about J K Rowling now – she has been this mental for years.”
“The, I presume, mentally ill, J K Rowling”
“J K Rowling should get F back to England”
“Don’t feel too bad for that lunatic J K Rowling” – followed by a sexual reference to her partner.

The newspapers would be full of stories tomorrow about this dreadful cyber-abuse. But that will not happen because all those tweets were about me, and all sent within the last twenty minutes, from identifiable unionist tweeters, some well known. Substitute Craig Murray for J K Rowling and they are verbatim. Just do a twitter search on craig murray and see for yourself.

I have never much been into Twitter. When I post here it is automatically tweeted, that is all. It is only today I realised how much you can see of twitter conversations and the interesting links between people. I had not realised that the execrable Carl Gardner, former very junior government lawyer and anti-Assange campaigner, has such warm links with anti-Muslim pro-torture campaigner Douglas Murray of the Henry Jackson Society, Vice President Jim Murphy. And how very interesting to see Blair MacDougall, Ross McTernan, Allan Massie, Euan Mccolm and numerous others from Scotland’s corporate media, all tweeting each other about how absolutely ridiculous it is to believe that the UK state would ever be involved in anything nefarious.

The same people were, of course, tweeting each other euphorically about how fantastically Jim Murphy had demolished Nicola Sturgeon in the leaders’ debates. It subsequently turned out nobody in the country saw it the same way as their smug little gang. I fear they will find the same is true now. Indeed, in the two hours since I posted, over twice as many people have already read about the false flag schemes, as the entire membership of Scottish Labour. That is more than the circulation of the Scotsman. There’s a thought.

The same people, of course, told you I was lying when I blew the whistle on torture and extraordinary rendition in 2004. The security services and the British Government would never do such a thing, they said. I was insane, they said.

Everybody now knows that I was telling the truth about torture and extraordinary rendition, and the Labour Government and the establishment shills were the liars. I am telling the truth again now and they are lying again now.

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  • Tony_0pmoc

    And I was doing so well in my job..but a Senior Manager going Round with all The Evidence (well in Early 2003) before The Iraq War Started in a Very Major British Company…well it didn’t go down too well..but so fucking what..This Is The Evidence..These are The Facts…err We Can’t Present This To The British Government

    Tony No One Believes You..and No

    So I come back to work and find my desk has gone after The Christmas Break..all My Stuff has gone..They Tried To Completely Humiliate Me.

    I phoned The Top Manager at 9:00 am

    I Either Get My Desk and all My Stuff Back by Midday

    Or I will work Permanently From Home

    And I will Just Come In For The Management Meetings

    I got it all back at 11:30 am

    Right lets go back to work.


  • Ishmael

    And what’s more,IMO, people would know the shortness and value of their life a bit more. And so being more kindly, would not have themselves or anyone else at a cost screen on a mondey, if it could be helped.

    ‘All you touch and all you see is all your life will ever be.’

    Run rabbit, run.

  • Mary

    Pecksniffery101. Your analysis is completely correct. It is a mystery why these trolls are tolerated. They detract from the purpose of the blog and it could ultimately make it a laughing stock. Their presence is definitely not benign.

  • YouKnowMyName

    Obama just said, BBC News Radio played the audio , “Cuba, there will be no Regime Change“, “Cuba is not a threat to the American people”

    Which is great, in its limited scope, but if the prez could amplify this a little bit and explain if SNP-led Scotland does make his list of ‘naughty regimes’ {such as Iran, Indonesia, Portugal, Phillipines, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, Georgia, Ukraine, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Kuwait, Belarus, Myanmar, Azerbaijan, Moldova, Iran, Tunisia, Egypt, Thailand, China, Ukraine, Hong-Kong,} that might help us a little bit more in firming our 2015 voting intentions. . .

  • Resident Dissident

    Perhaps we could just get back to real politics and Craig could let us know whether he prefers a government led by David Cameron or Ed Miliband after the election, or he could advise the Eminences living in England how to vote ( he may even still be on the register here himself).

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)


    Perhaps you should pay some attention to the damage which features like the Tony Opmoc – Ishmael show of last night are doing to the credibility of this blog?

    And as an afterthought, is it the credibility of this blog you are really worried about or is just the presence of various posters who speak up against the pensée unique on here?

  • Tim

    @youknowmyname – “The United States pledges that it is and from now on will be the policy of the United States not to intervene, directly or indirectly, politically or militarily, in Iran’s internal affairs.” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algiers_Accords

    But you might have to take the US Consul General in Edinburgh hostage to get them to say this about Scotland.

  • Mary

    We must ditch the dark Dickensian – Liam Fox in the Mail on Sunday! The dark Dickensian being George Osborne.

    Peter Hitchens on the Marr show suggests a Tory and Labour coalition, the two parties being indistinguishable from each other. LOL

  • Abe Rene

    @ Suhayl “There is an MI5 office in Glasgow.”
    Good to hear from you again. Possible responses, take your pick:
    1. That’s secret. How did you know?
    2. How exciting! Tell me more.
    3. You didn’t know? Comrade, the secret services have to have eyes and ears everywhere. Just think of the criminals, terrorists, subversives and makers of Fried Mars Bars who might harm our country otherwise.

    “Recruiting kids as spooks”
    Thanks for the info. How exciting! Just think, these could be potential MI5 agents in a decade or two, defending the Realm against all kinds of nefarious activities.

  • Mary

    We have seen and heard it all now. Marr in Scotland speaking of a SNP victory and a Labour wipeout. He spoke to Bella Caledonia’s Mike Small and Kathleen Jamie, the Scottish poet who is a nationalist. She is not intimidated by Labour talk of black holes. ‘It is our country’.


    Correction The full title of the Liam Fox piece is
    ‘We must ditch the dark Dickensian language of austerity
    According to conventional wisdom, Conservatives should be miles ahead
    Inflation is down and interest and mortgage rates are historically low
    But the Tories must start talking in a language that resonates with voters’


    PS Osborne, the ‘dark Dickensian’ has just come on Marr. A busy morning on there.

  • Mary

    The Met, being so preoccupied with Theresa’s anti terrrrr and associated initiatives, have completely lost the plot when it comes to fighting crime, viz ignoring the alarm set off by the cool gang who robbed the safe deposit premises. Apparently, the gang even left the premises for a break and later returned. YCNMIU.

  • A. Nonymous


    Long time reader, first time commenter.

    This tendency of SNP activists to marginalize you for speaking sanguine truths is deeply reprehensible and shows their total intellectual cowardice. Just wanted to say I’ll be picking up a hardcopy of “The Catholic Orangemen of Togo” today as a show of solidarity. Already read “Murder in Samarkand”.

    Nothing annoys me more than the glib dismissal of people with real insights as conspiracy theorists (or slang pejorative du jour).

  • Ishmael

    “Perhaps we could just get back to real politics”

    I like a good chuckle in the morning.

    Your impression is a distraction from that RD….. RD lol.

  • Abe Rene

    @Mary “..Andrew Parker, head of MI5..…speaks…in…numbered…paragraphs!” Thanks for the link. The speech has increased my respect for MI5 and its head. IMO it’s a good job of public education.

    I imagine that the purposes of numbered pararaphs is to make referencing easier. Many Vatican documents also use this method (http://w2.vatican.va/content/vatican/en.html ,left hand side).

  • Resident Dissident

    “Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies,

    Or being hated, don’t give way to hating,”

  • Ishmael

    Us and them.

    My impression looking back over history is that the time has always been right. They’d be looking at us and thinking what are you waiting for. The right piece of evidence ? The correct day?

    Every day we go on like this, not acting, is a day of increasing shame. It’s not about them, it’s about us… With the ability to change, to shape our world for the good and not doing it. If we do not believe destiny is in our hands then it isn’t. It’s in the few who believe it is, and we scrape and cower before them. Before us.

    It it not obvious their cup is well and truly empty. Seems to me it’s like voting Greens, we know they will not ‘win’. But measuring action on perceived issues. Would anyone start anything significant with such an idea?

    Personally I think my previous acts of responsibility and commitment are severely lacking.

  • Ishmael

    Moreover, these token gestures don’t make up for all the shit I take part it. I cheat myself.

  • Ishmael

    It’s really not about blaming myself, distinguishing where my choices end the reactions to whatever shit i’v faced begin. It’s what am I going to do now.

  • Mary

    She omitted war criminal/murderer.

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