98 thoughts on “Jim Murphy and Eddie Izzard – Here’s How to Do It

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  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “And the circumstances were much scarier that anything Murphy faced”
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    Can you expand on that, please?

    I should have thought that all the listeners were on your and Assange’s side and that there was no one there opposed to the tenor of what you were saying (= no risk of trouble).

    Rather different, therefore, from political campaigning in a public space vefore a public representing rather different shades of opinion (= risk of trouble from the more uncivilised elements).

  • craig Post author

    Habbabkuk

    The police had been arresting pro-Assange demonstrators the day before right where I was standing. You can find it on youtube.

  • Resident Dissident

    Murphy didn’t have speakers to amplify his voice unlike you and Clerkin – And I don’t see much of crowd jostling you. I didn’t notice the Police trying to drown out what you were saying with a megaphone or music either.

  • craig Post author

    ResDis

    Oh I have faced all of those, plenty of times, esp. in Blackburn. Plenty of eyewitnesses among commenters here. Never once ran away or cried to my mummy though.

  • craig Post author

    Res Dis

    And actually I didn’t have speakers to amplify my voice. Those are TV mikes. I know you like to oppose anything I say, but if you are going to start questioning my credentials as a street speaker you are going to look silly.

  • RobG

    Habba, Assange is still holed-up in the Ecuadorian embassy all these years later.

    The British government have wasted an absolute fortune in tax-payer’s money with regard to Assange, purely for the sake of bending over and taking it from the psychos in Washington.

    You seem to think it’s ‘patriotic’.

    Many, many other people think that this waste of money is totally disgusting.

    But I suppose it depends upon whether you are a swivel-eyed loon.

  • craig Post author

    ResDis

    As rather bizarrely the link you posted clearly shows, the people arrested were doing absolutely nothing wrong, and I was in serious danger of being assaulted by the police as they were – much more danger than Murphy was in.

  • Becky Cohen

    Craig: why are you so sure that the women who accused Julian Assange of sexual assault are lying and so certain that the men who accused Greville Janner of sexual assault are not? Has it got something to do with the fact that Assange isn’t Jewish, whereas Janner is? I also note that in the meantime both Lord Bramall and Harvey Procter have now been accused of being paedophiles but for some curious reason you haven’t featured them in one of your rants on here; pontificating about the need for the gentile community to condemn such action, eh?;)

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    “Habbabkuk

    The police had been arresting pro-Assange demonstrators the day before right where I was standing. You can find it on youtube.”
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    I guessed that you were referring to the police presence. Perhaps I shall take the trouble to try and find a video on YouTube just to make sure that the people you say were arrested the day before were there as peaceably and non-offensively as you obviously were and were not, for example, disobeying orders to move on (I take it that you, having been recognised, received no such order?).

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Further to the above : I see that the link posted by Resident Dissident says that three people were arrested after scuffles following a police order that the demonstrators should move across the street.

    Can you just confirm that you were yourself “across the street” or , if you were not, that the police had not asked you to move across the street?

  • craig Post author

    I was in the middle of the street. As you can see, police were surrounding me. As I said, they were not there to protect me. Why do you think there are so many policemen standing around me? Are you suggesting they are fans?

  • Mary

    divert>distract>divert>distract>…………………………………………..

  • fedup

    the men who accused Greville Janner of sexual assault are not?

    What absolute bunkum!

    The point man is caught at it, and the jig is up, so everyone thought, my foot! It is noty over by a long shot.

    Janner the peado’s letters were read out in her madj court, the same letters that had hand written to his then thirteen years old victim! The same boy whom Janner the peado acknowledged in the HOC of knowing and trying to help him; slipping a length up the boy, evidently was a help in this perverts mind.

    Soon as these criminals come under scrutiny out comes the get out of jail card; it is an antisem……. slander.

    Anyone can come under attack and it is classed as freedumb of speech, that is so long as it is not anything or anyone remotely Jewish.
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    Well done Craig I enjoyed your speech, those whom speak the truth these days are the real revolutionaries.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    RobG

    I see you’re on here for a bit of fun again (has the Burgundy done its work?) and I do want to help you. Really!

    “Habba, Assange is still holed-up in the Ecuadorian embassy all these years later.”
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    Now that makes it sound as if he was chased into the Embassy, doesn’t it. But I believe he entered it of his own volition? And that he is not being held there against his will?

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    “The British government have wasted an absolute fortune in tax-payer’s money with regard to Assange, purely for the sake of bending over and taking it from the psychos in Washington.”

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    Well, maintaining law and order costs money and does not come cheap if you want to do it properly. But if you’re saying that Mr Assange should be ordered to contribute to the costs, thereby lightening the load on the public purse, then I would agree.

    Not quite sure what your references to being sodomized are about, but I of course bow to your expertise in that area.

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    “You seem to think it’s ‘patriotic’.”

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    What is the “it”? Please be clearer – patriotism is a serious business, calling for clarity from those who evoke it!

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    “Many, many other people think that this waste of money is totally disgusting.”

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    I think they would think it regrettable rather than disgusting but ibb any event they should tale it up with Mr Assange (see my idea about a contribution, above).

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    “But I suppose it depends upon whether you are a swivel-eyed loon.”

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    Another of your areas of expertise (see “sodomized”, above)?

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    Have a good night’s sleep(ing it off)!

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    But, Craig, they weren’t DOING anything to you (or to your listeners, for that matter), were they?

    But let’s drop this – my only objection to your post was that you claimed you were somehow in greater danger than those two Labour blokes; that’s an assumption and in the event a false assumption.

  • Daniel

    “Craig: why are you so sure that the women who accused Julian Assange of sexual assault are lying and so certain that the men who accused Greville Janner of sexual assault are not? Has it got something to do with the fact that Assange isn’t Jewish, whereas Janner is? I also note that in the meantime both Lord Bramall and Harvey Procter have now been accused of being paedophiles but for some curious reason you haven’t featured them in one of your rants on here; pontificating about the need for the gentile community to condemn such action, eh?;)”

    I wish you a swift recovery from your antisemitosis.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Mary (23h41)

    Shut up, dear, it’s way past your bedtime.

  • Savile-on-Blair, Wiltshire, UK JE69

    Ah, but a man with a real nationality and a serviceable pair is safe in Britain. Brits are pussies. They’ll only hurt you if you’re helpless and safely tied up. Ask the hooded men. Cowardly pussies, the Brits are. That’s why their mongrel state is going to break up.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    RobG

    I wrote

    “Not quite sure what your references to being sodomized are about, but I of course bow to your expertise in that area.”

    but on reflection I’d better not bow if you’re anywhere close by 🙂

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    @ Savile-on-Blair of the fair county of Wiltshire.

    You might know that the late Justice Melford Stevenson’s house in Brighton (or was it Hove?) was called “Truncheons”.

    I would like to think that you also own a house and that it is called “Cobblers”.

    So Wiltshire!

    Please confirm.

  • Ba'al Zevul

    antisemiotics, surely, Daniel….

    O/T

    http://news.videonews.us/israeli-troops-told-kill-sight-gaza-war-ngo-049588.html

    The NGO said “the rules of engagement” relayed to soldiers “were the most permissive Breaking the Silence has ever heard,” adding that numerous soldiers had testified that “the orders they received were to shoot to kill every person sighted in the area.”

    It went on to assert that Israeli soldiers had been misled in some cases into believing that the army’s combat activities were taking place in areas devoid of civilians, when, “in reality, the [army] forces entered areas in which innocent civilians, and sometimes even entire families, remained.”

    During the seven-week onslaught against Gaza, the Israeli army “carried out mass destruction of civilian infrastructure and homes,” the NGO noted, adding that, “in many cases, the destruction occurred without any clear operational justification and after ground forces had already ‘cleared’ and left the area.”

  • RobG

    Habba, an Australian citizen has been forced to seek political asylum in a South American embassy in London.

    I’m not sure how you can spin that one (forget the rape charges, et al, because most readers here will be familiar with the background to it all).

    So how are you going to explain to us that Britain has not become a police state?

  • RobG

    @Habba

    In fact, how are you going to explain why people like you now infest internet comment threads?

    After all, we don’t live in a police state, do we…

    If your vile and totally corrupt little chums believe that they’ve got this general election sown-up then you’ve got another think coming.

    It’s the ducking stool for you, my pretty.

  • Daniel

    “antisemiotics, surely, Daniel….”

    From my experience, there isn’t an ethnic/religious group on the planet who use sectarianism as the basis for critique quite as much as many within the Jewish community do. There seems to be an inability to self-reflect and debate beyond the limits of tribal-based politics. Too often the antisemitic epithet is either used or implied against commentators who challenge aspects of this ethnocentric perspective, no matter how legitimate.

  • Villager

    Craig:

    “I was in the middle of the street. As you can see, police were surrounding me. As I said, they were not there to protect me. Why do you think there are so many policemen standing around me?”

    Was the difference between the previous evening and the one where you spoke perhaps that the event you spoke at was a pre-planned demonstration, with perhaps the police also having received advance notification and there to ensure the maintenance of peace?

    Judging by the video, where you spoke very well indeed, the southbound traffic was closed off, which is why you were able to stand in the middle of the road, indicating a certain degree of pre-planning by the Police. How civilised of the Police to make such exemplary arrangements so proximate to the Embassy, all of course in the spirit of a functioning democracy. at least on this occasion.

    I do however intuit that the purpose of your putting up this post and video now is half to get across to the SNP what they missed out on you by not nominating you as a candidate. Some point in time from now, sooner or later, likely you will tell yourself thank God I didn’t join this lot. Not that the other lot is any better.

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