Daily Record Investigates My Home and Finances 280


The day after I publish my article accusing the corporate media of being an active part of the conspiracy against Alex Salmond, and of giving disgracefully selective, slanted and biased coverage of the evidence of his trial, the Daily Record has decided to investigate my home and personal finances. Is not life full of little coincidences?

I received this email from the Daily Record’s political editor.

I replied to him politely. This was probably a mistake – I should have just told him where to go.

But I cannot get over the idea that this is absolutely illegitimate. It is a plain attempt to bully and harass me for having published the truth about what really lay behind the Alex Salmond case. Who put up the Daily Record up to launching an investigation into my personal circumstances? It is of course the paper to which was leaked the very detailed and most salacious of the false accusations against Salmond. Who trawled the land register to find my home purchase?

The key point is not one mainstream media journalist has even attempted to refute the facts of my article J’accuse. It is packed with facts. Might not the political editor of the Daily Record better spend his time researching the conspiracy against Alex Salmond, rather than threatening an independent journalist for the crime of doing journalism?

I greatly dislike bullies. I do hope you feel the same. Mr Hutcheon’s contact details are there. If any of you feel like phoning, texting or emailing Mr Hutcheon to suggest he might be better employed investigating the facts of my article about the Salmond fit-up, rather than pursuing a journalist, you would earn my eternal gratitude.

It goes without saying that this blog is free to read. I have always stated that I do not wish anybody to support my work if it costs them the slightest personal hardship. If anybody wishes to cancel their subscription because I am doing up a house to run as a b & b, I shall not be in the slightest upset.

UPDATE the Daily Record have now published their stunning investigative article, together with a large picture of my house. My wife and family are very upset by this.

https://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/politics/alex-salmond-blogger-trial-high-21789285

What I am now waiting for is all these people to step in and condemn the publishing of my home and the subsequent risk to the security of my wife and family, with as much vigour as they today defended the privacy of the Edinburgh third house of the Head of MI6.

Tumbleweed rolls by.

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This article is entirely free to reproduce and publish, including in translation, and I very much hope people will do so actively. Truth shall set us free.

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280 thoughts on “Daily Record Investigates My Home and Finances

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  • Kevin McPherson

    Craig, just set up a standing order for £2 per month. Long time follower. And currently half-way through Sikunder Burnes. Thanks for all you do, and for doing the right thing.

  • Ian Caldwell

    I don’t know about your other readers, but I donate to your blog because so-called journalists fail to offer proper journalism in the way that you do. Frankly, I care not a jot if you were a billionaire. I’d still donate.

    (Is this all they’re reduced to?)

  • Contrary

    Well. Talk about making it obvious the MSM are not interested in a real story, a scandal, one that would hold the front page, breaking news, secrets revealed etc.

    So two things so far that were suspicious, but where I would wait for more concrete evidence before deciding on – were Alex Salmonds accusers in collusion and was their motivation for making the accusations political? After their remarkable and bizarre joint statement, the answer now seems a definite yes. Then this is the second, so it seems all the MSM reporting was very purposeful editorial decisions to bias public opinion against Alex Salmond, as suggested.

    Next I expect the procurator fiscals office then the police will reveal their guilt on this as was alluded to? Hopefully they might retain a bit more dignity, even if that might make it harder to prove anything in the long run, but it’s getting a bit painful to watch how badly all these groups are misjudging public opinion.

    It seems Alex Salmond has been quite right to remain silent on this, even if this wasn’t a planned political move: it looks like a panicky frenzied attack, thinking to use the delay to try and wreck Alex’s and his supporters’ credibility, but actually ruining their own (if there was any).

  • Peter

    I’m not going to waste my time on the snivelling Mr Hutcheon at this moment Craig, but I think you can rest assured that you have a strong, stout and capable body of support and defenders that will be behind you if this thing goes much further, of which I will be one.

  • Ros Thorpe

    How petty. Expect more of this but I would ignore it. They’ll misquote any answer you send.

  • Contrary

    Oh. It turns out it is the Scottish Government and Holyrood that is trying to change the justice system and stop jury trials and allow hearsay, emergency debate tomorrow:

    https://twitter.com/GrayInGlasgow/status/1245001072294473729

    Further down the twitter thread, it says Lord Carloway, top judge, is in favour of the emergency reforms. There is something I’ve read about Lord Carloway in the past,,, but I can quite recall what it was (to do with law, and which side he was on, not anything scandalous, but revealing about his attitude).

  • James Duncan

    Craig, I have emailed Paul Hutcheon informing him what scumbags he and his like are. I also informed him that I have started a subscription to your blog today and he was my inspiration for that.
    I copied the letter to your email address.

  • Tackety Beets

    Stay strong Craig.
    I am 99.9999% confident all contributions are made in support of your scribes to enable you to continue.
    I am also 99.9999% confident all contributions made are made regardless of your personal wealth or poverty.
    As a youngster I realised very quickly
    “The success of any business is NEVER about worrying about your opposition, the success of a business is determined by the decisions & actions of your own business.
    So my message to PH , spend your time worrying about your own business & keep your nose out of other peoples.

    Ara best Craig. Please keep up the great work.

  • George Shepherd

    There really is not a problem re JURY’S it is to temporary suspend those so that juror’s life’s may be protected form this virus NOW if you are really conserened then why not get yourself and 11 others to volunteer t sit.

    • Contrary

      They are proposing to carrying on with trials without a jury – that’s a fundamental of a fair trial, and not something that can be decided on in a day. There are several things that can be done to ensure the safety of a jury – extensive contact tracing, which is what the WHO guidelines recommend and has been totally ignored by our governments, and also the other WHO strong recommendation of testing, testing, testing – also not exactly being done to the extent needed, but is being promised. Allowing hearsay seems a dubious proposal at best, but allowing remote video evidence seems fair enough. Extensive contact tracing would have allowed parts of the country to continue functioning, including some trials and keeping up economic activity, and controlled the epidemic. It’s what South Korea have done, they have it under control with no major lockdowns.

    • Contrary

      It’s 15 jurors in Scotland anyway. England with its 12 jurors carried on with all their trials in their filthy court rooms while we were going into lock down – check out the Secret Barrister for information on English judiciary.

    • Shaun Gisby

      Perhaps, George, you are unaware of the fact that in Scottish juries there are fifteen jurors…

    • Paul Barbara

      @ George Shepherd March 31, 2020 at 20:14
      They have not allowed for that option. There would always be enough public-spirited citizens to volunteer for jury service.
      O/T, as a result of the building ‘herd immunity’, a worrying increase of human ‘Mad Cow Disease’ has begun to spread (there is some suspicion that the real reason BoJo suspended Parliament was that swine fever was spreading amongst the troughers, including his own good self. I admit it might just be a rumour…but it would not surprise me.

  • Jones

    it is the motive of Hutcheon’s personal attack that is ”transparent”, slimeballs make the mistake of thinking everyone thinks like them, they don’t and he has just assured Craig Murray’s blog will gain even greater success as the supporting comments prove. Hope the B&B becomes a great success too.

  • Andrew Ingram

    Putting a photo of your new house in the article is meant to intimate you. That’s nasty.

  • Pure filth

    In your post on the Salmond fit up you mentioned that Scottish Government need to furnish every contact between Police Scotland and Elizabeth Lloyd. Has this information been provided?

    Also in a previous fictional post you mentioned Marmalade and the spouse of this fictional person. Marmalade and the spouse of may be extrapolated is that right?

  • Chic McGregor

    ‘Pay the rent’ is just a figure of speech, a commonly used metaphor.

    If someone says they are doing something ‘to earn a crust’ it doesn’t literally would not have bread otherwise does it.

    Or how about ‘keeping the wolf from the door’? and countless other metaphors of similar meaning.

    If that is all they came up with then you must be whiter than Snow White (No I do not mean you literally have paler skin than Snow White).

  • Brian

    The whole lot of them really are the pits aren’t they? Arrogant, cynical, ignorant. We see through them. All you do Craig is embellish that beautifully. You’ve done more to expose them recently than the non confrontational SNP have EVER done. Or the National for that matter. Whose subscription now helps you and your wife “get on” as my mum used to say. In the words of Norman Stanley Fletcher. Don’t let the B’stards grind you down. Keep up the good work.

  • Yalt

    “I have always stated that I do not wish anybody to support my work if it costs them the slightest personal hardship.”

    I’ve asked the Daily Record if they have a similar policy regarding subscriptions.

    I don’t expect a response.

  • HeidiGossman

    I’m a relative newcomer to your site, Craig. It’s been an eye opener and questions my thinking and voting intentions in the future.
    Thank you for the effort you make. For folks like me who are new to your site, you make reading and digesting facts simple and aid questioning the ‘facts’. I’ll be supporting you in the future and have forwarded on your blog to others.

  • Chris Downie

    I have no truck with anyone owning property, regardless of value, so long as it is acquired by honest means. This is just another intimidation tactic by one of the establishment’s useful idiots.

    Unfortunately, home ownership is a pipe dream for myself and my family, as well as most of my (debt ridden) age group, after a whole decade of brutal austerity. That said, I am commencing a subscription as an unconditional show of support, in the hope that with truth on our side, my young children will grow up in a fairer country, where they have better opportunities than us. I won’t bow to bully tactics and I hope Mr. Murray won’t either.

  • COMPTON ARTHUR

    CRAIG YOU PUBLISH THE TRUTH WHAT MORE CAN I ASK AND JUST TO STUFF THE RIGHT -WING MEDIA LIKE THE RECORD I AM NOW A SUBSCRIBER. KEEP UP YOUR GREAT WORK COMPTON ARTHUR

  • CJ

    It might get worse before they faff off and bother someone else. You have been through so much already so hopefully able to deal with it. Anyone taking up the offer to contact the “reporter” please take care and be as nice as possible” they will use that for something. These sock puppets are burning themselves and the Scottish Establishment to the ground. Those emails should be ignored. It was a baiting question and you fell for it. You should have seen it coming. But 2 can play that game. You really are getting on their nerves. Fabulous.

  • Timothy Bastable

    Craig – I give you two quid a month – Why? Because you ask questions that need to be asked that the MSM don’t even know exist. The cheek of it – I don’t know the cover price of the Record but I bet it’s a hell of a lot more than 2 quid a month – I give you the money because it’s nothing – and I appreciate what you do. You never hassle me, you don’t even tell me when you are blogging, I get no reminders or offers- so far as I’m concerned you are a bargain!

  • Gerald Fords Dog

    The Record are a bunch of scumbags with tongues firmly tucked between the cheeks of Westminster. They are not about what is best for Scotland in any way nor about telling people in Scotland the reality of what shapes and effects their daily lives. I dare say if they did their ‘job’ in any way effectively there would be little need for this blog and if decent, honest, factual journalism wasn’t a thing of the past you could probably make a decent living in the press one way or another. The press in the UK are merely a conduit for the frauds and shysters that riddle the political and financial business strata of British society. I havent bought a UK paper for at least 5 years and can’t see it happening for another 5. Online they’re just propaganda sites for official British policy and our ‘interests’ abroad. (Mostly head chopping jihadists with the occasional bunch of Ukrainian Nazis thrown in) I am enjoying the discomfort that the Record is so obviously wriggling in (and the Guardian to a lesser extent) both exposed for the frauds they are. Good work Craig, keep it up! You’re obviously on the right track

  • Gerry Bell

    Given the investment in this case by the British establishment (from MI5 to MSM) it should come as no surprise that they are not about to concede defeat or indeed even concede due legal process. This is all part of a pattern of niggling and teasing at the fringe because they cannot face the crisis at the centre, of distracting when they should be disengaging.
    ‘Pay the rent’ may also be understood as a figure of speech denoting ‘cover the basics’, instead of, or as well as, a literal application to rental debt. But these niceties will have been lost on Mr Hutcheon, who is incapable of context, honesty or a working knowledge of the English language. He really is beneath contempt.

  • Jackie

    How do you get nine bedrooms in to that house (plainly a nice house but not a mansion)?

  • Bigjock1

    I just sent this to the daily record lowlife by text.

    Your hatchet job on Craig Murrey is a disgrace. Gutter journalism from you and the Record. I have set up a monthly DD for him as a result. He deserves support and he will get it. People see through you and your agenda but now with social media around you don’t have the same power to destroy good people that you did 20 years ago. You have no shame and no conscience.

  • shugsrug

    Craig, I thank you for your reports and observations. Always welcome and worth my monthly donation. Your reports are far more valuable to me than untrustworthy media magnate based articles. If only they realised that their dishonesty and attempt to manipulate is the reason for their decline.
    It still amazes me that so many people still believe that AS was as portrayed.
    Confirmation bias.

  • Giyane

    The Dreary Record doesn’t appear to get that when whole world is now a ” Salmond Supporter” not just this blog, because he has been proven completely innocent.

    Its weird, their idea that anyone could possibly bear a grudge against an innocent and highly popular politician. This is a smokescreen for an evil conspiracy against the Scottish independence movement. If it doesn’t understand 100% innocence, it isn’t fit to be a newspaper.

    Rhys Jagger mentioned the difference in property prices between north and south. My parents moved from a 3 bed semi in Bedford and bought a vast 4 floor mansion with 7 huge bedrooms near central Manchester in 1962. When they returned South to be nearer to my granny they bought a 3 bed semi near Bromley. Anywhere near London is massively over priced.

    In Manchester they let the top floor to an Iraqi Muslim family who explained they believed in the one and only God, which obviously my parents completely understood.
    I just wonder where Paul Hutcheon’s sleazy little world fits into the real world when he doesn’t even understand the concept of justice.

  • Tony Hollins

    Craig please carry on with your brilliant work…..The Daily Record….your reporting of the Assange case was a revelation!!!

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