Let’s Chat 8.30pm Tonight 403


At 8.30pm tonight I am going to have a streamed live chat with Independence Live, on various subjects including of course Scottish Independence. It is interesting because they are setting it up using Blab, a programme which enables you to appear and join in the conversation. This is experimental for me. I believe that you may need a twitter account to sign in to blab and join in, but that you should be able just to watch on the Independence Live website without signing in. I am investigating if it will be possible to stream it on this site as well.

If we like the technology, I might use it to host a series of chats on this site, where I sit down with a whisky in hand and ruminate, and you can pop up and join in.

Join the Blab!
This is a livestream, Blab interview. If you would like to jump on and join the panel then follow the link below. You will need your Twitter login details to join panel, or you can just observe. https://blab.im/independence-live-craig-murray-interview


403 thoughts on “Let’s Chat 8.30pm Tonight

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  • lysias

    John Ashcroft was U.S. Attorney General at the time the Iraq War started. I don’t think he did much writing. If the UK Attorney General was following the writing of any American government lawyer, I think it would have been much more likely to have been John Yoo in the Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department, or White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales (who became Attorney General in 2005), or Cheney’s lawyer David Addington, or Defense Department General Counsel William James “Jim” Haynes.

  • fedup

    The beta version of the blab kept cutting out on me, anyone else had the same problem?

  • Republicofscotland

    Thanks for that Craig, I thought it went quite well, careful not to spill the 18 year old malt though.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Someone on here with an alleged qualification in statistics (amoung his “several higher degrees”) seems to have difficulties in counting accurately. 🙂

  • Anon1

    E S Sandburg could’ve kicked off at any moment. Just itching for an extreme left rant. Well held, Mod, and well rebuffed, Craig.

  • Republicofscotland

    Forgot to add that Eric and a few others are jealous of your blog and the wide ranging comments on it.

    We all must be doing something right, long may the blog run.

  • RobG

    @Fedup
    4 Mar, 2016 – 9:33

    The stream kept cutting out for me, as well; but there again I’ve got a crap internet connection here in middle-of-nowhere France.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Anon1

    “RobG – are you going to call in?”
    ____________________-

    You are joking, I take it?

    The only person who called in and showed his face was someone called Erik Sandberg.
    He was confused, rambling and inarticulate. Even some of the Excellences on here would have made a better fist of it. But they are afraid to show their faces.

    Craig was fine, the Moderator acceptable.

  • Uphill

    “The beta version of the blab kept cutting out on me, anyone else had the same problem?”

    Yea, but it often happens to me on live streams. laptop on poor wifi.

    Maybe i’ll watch some if the full stream is posted.

  • fedup

    John Ashcroft was U.S. Attorney General at the time the Iraq War started. I don’t think he did much writing.

    Very true, Ashcroft was far too busy going around and ordering the nude statues in various department of justice buildings to be covered up, he should have had little time for anything else, fanny, boobs, and butt watch leaves little time for anything else.

    Boy I lived through this shit and when recollecting it sounds so outlandish what will the future generations think?

    However seeing as the UK Ambassador in Washington was the liaison officer, hence the Ashcroft connection then he effectively then passes our trainee solicitor AKA our attorney general to be coached in the nefarious arts of breaking the law legally!!

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Herbie

    “UK courts now resemble those in dictatorship Nigeria and Nazi Germany.

    Good point!”
    ________________________

    Not quite what Craig said, Herbie.

    Craig said that about one particular court hearing he attended, not about “UK courts”.

    If you must give us a running commentary, please don’t lie.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Herbie

    And Craig made the comparison with Nigeria and Uzbekistan, not Nazi Germany.

    Another Herbie lie.

  • Herbie

    “Craig said that about one particular court hearing he attended, not about “UK courts”.”

    They’re all the same, habby.

    Dieu et mon Droit applies everywhere in the UK, cepting Scotland, ironically enough.

  • Anon1

    RobG

    “The stream kept cutting out for me, as well; but there again I’ve got a crap internet connection here in middle-of-nowhere France.”

    Thank God for that.

  • Herbie

    Nazi Germany, dictatorship Nigeria and Uzbekistan.

    In what fundamental way are they different, habby?

  • Republicofscotland

    Didn’t realise Craig you went along and sat in so to speak at Tommy Sheridan’s court case, I wasn’t surprised that you alluded to the Judge being biased.

    One member posed a good question, why should Scotland with its own judicial system be superceded by Englands Supreme court on certain matters.

    The same situation applied to the illegal war in Iraq, as you highlighted in your answer.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    Herbert

    Don’t try to be cute. You gave “quotes” from Craig’s interview in real time which were inaccurate.

    You either weren’t paying attention or, more likely, you were lying.

  • Habbabkuk (la vita è bella)

    We “peeps” can tell when an Excellence is lying, Herbie 🙂

  • lysias

    Speaking of press freedom, very bad news from Turkey today. Turkey Seizes Newspaper, Zaman, as Press Crackdown Continues.

    About the press in Nazi Germany, it wasn’t uniformly bad. Most of the newspapers quickly became dull and uniform, basically just reproducing the directives from Goebbels’s ministry, but there were still glimmers of independence for a few years in a couple of papers, the Berliner Tageblatt and the Frankfurter Zeitung. Eventually, those papers were suppressed (Frankfurter Zeitung lasted until 1943), but a lot of those papers’ staff ended up at the prestige weekly Das Reich that Goebbels set up in 1940. It carried a weekly leading article by Goebbels himself, which was of course pure propaganda, but written in excellent German with the panache that was characteristic of Goebbels’s prose. But a lot of the articles were of great interest, written by very talented journalists. The Nazi press was not just a wasteland.

  • fedup

    Nazi Germany, dictatorship Nigeria and Uzbekistan.

    In what fundamental way are they different, habby?

    Herbie Nazi is copyrighted and can only be used by a certain demography that includes the acting rabbi and its flock of the keyboard warriors. The evil of Nazi is the de facto gold standard of Evil and is kept in a glass case under the lock and key for posterity.

    The “frivolous” (anyone else other than the “rightful copyright holders”) use of Nazi thus will dilute the strength of “evil” also this kind of careless use may bring to light comparisons that some do not welcome and wish for these to remain out of sight!

    Our separation of powers are very much valid; we the people have no power and the gubiment has all the power, and that is just about sums it all up!!! Just as in the case of Nazi!

  • Uphill

    For a more meaningful independence you’d be announcing a currency devaluation 12 month prior. In this climate what is that going to mean to ordinary people?

    A lot of other assumptions in this talk. Ignoring the growing left politics, esp among the young. The Tories are a ageing desperate dead party. UKIP was mainly a reactionary that imo has no leg’s, given real unified left wing effort I think we can combat it. And a lot of this doesn’t help that. .

    Use that energy and put it into other things imo.

  • Uphill

    I think it was good move leaving the SNP. But they need street opposition, grass roots stuff that makes them fight for a more fair society.

    IMO it matters less who’s in ‘power’, but what the people are doing. We want them at our whim. Forcing change at the center. “they are going to break in and get us” is where we want them. See Howard Zinn.

    That’s what we need to work toward now.

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