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Carmichael: An Extraordinary Lack of Humility

by craig on Dec 9th 2015 in Uncategorized

Given that the election court had just found that he told a “Blatant lie”, Alistair Carmichael struck absolutely the wrong note in his statement after the case. He could have said: “I did tell a lie, and it is something I deeply regret. I apologise to my constituents, to my family and to the people […]

Henry Jackson Society as Bad as Donald Trump

by craig on Dec 8th 2015 in Uncategorized

On Saturday I shall be speaking at a conference in Edinburgh on the changing face of racism, and how Islamophobia is now not only mainstream but actively promoted by government. Donald Trump’s remarks have brought appropriate condemnation, but the Henry Jackson Society got there first. In February 2006 Douglas Murray, Associate Director of the Henry […]

Sadly, Terrorism Is Easy

by craig on Dec 6th 2015 in Uncategorized

I wish a speedy recovery, both physically and mentally, to the people stabbed at Leytonstone tube station. It must have been horrifying. The following comments are in part predicated on a presumption that the media reports of the incident are broadly true. This comes with a serious health warning. At this stage after another tube […]

Swing From Tory to Labour at Oldham West was 8.4%

by craig on Dec 6th 2015 in Uncategorized

I just thought I would report that swing because, for the first time in 50 years in an English by-election, the BBC nowhere reported the swing between the two major English parties. I wonder why? I have a lifetime of memories of Bob McKenzie, Peter Snow and others saying “now here is the swing between […]

No Brake and No Disclosure on Media Owners’ Interests

by craig on Dec 5th 2015 in Uncategorized

The Times today carries an article on ISIS’ oil interests, Syria and Turkey. Nowhere does it inform its readers that the owner of the newspaper, Rupert Murdoch, has a vested interest in this subject through his role and shares in Genie Energy, an Israeli company granted oil rights in Syria by the Israeli government. Dick […]

Stella Creasy Demands I Retract Article

by craig on Dec 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

UPDATE Ms Stella Creasy is offended by this article. At 8.14am this morning 5 December she tweeted: “This is just an offensive and wrong article and I hope Mr Murray retracts.” Nothing in it is wrong to the best of my knowledge, but if anything is, I should be most happy to retract it. Nobody […]

Murdoch Trails Behind Murray

by craig on Dec 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

Eight days ago I published a leak from an MOD source that the MOD’s Defence Intelligence Service fundamentally disagreed with Cameron’s “70,000 moderate rebels claim” and were incensed about. Today the Murdoch Press – the Times and the Sun – publish as massive front page exclusives exactly what I published eight days ago. Interesting isn’t […]

Technical Help Wanted

by craig on Dec 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

I want to make an important point about the Walthamstow demonstrations against Stella Creasy’s enthusiasm for bombing. There are videos of the demos here on Guido but I can’t get an embed code off them, nor can I find them on Channel 4. Can anyone help me find a way to post them, with my […]

Massive Collapse in Tory Vote Share in Oldham

by craig on Dec 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

The true story of the Oldham West by-election is a massive collapse in the Tory vote, which fell from 19.0% to 9.3%. The Tory vote share halved. The Tory vote in Oldham West was not tiny and statistically insignificant. In 2010 it was 23%. The national media has been plugging a narrative about the political […]

Emily Benn and Alex Salmond

by craig on Dec 3rd 2015 in Uncategorized

Emily Benn inherited her grandfather’s physiognomy. She has come to fleeting attention by criticising Alex Salmond for saying that Tony would be “birling in his grave” at Hilary Benn’s warmongering. During the Westminster elections, I received a text from the SNP asking members living in the centre of Edinburgh to nip down to the Mound […]

Zionist Benn’s Grab For Power

by craig on Dec 3rd 2015 in Uncategorized

Hilary Benn is very serious about his power grab and has been laying the ground for it very carefully. On 18 November BICOM – the British Israeli Communications and Research Centre – published this: Shadow Foreign Secretary Hilary Benn told a Labour Friends of Israel (LFI) lunch yesterday that relations with Israel must be based […]

Justice Delayed Is Still Welcome

by craig on Dec 3rd 2015 in Uncategorized

In general I am not a fan of the power of the state, and take a Rumpolesque view of the justice system. But I think nevertheless that justice has been well served by today’s Supreme Court verdict in the Pistorius case. Plainly, at the very least, he intended murderous violence towards whoever was locked in […]

War Porn

by craig on Dec 3rd 2015 in Uncategorized

With over 50,000 sorties already flown by allied aircraft against ISIL, it added nothing substantial for a tiny number of British jets to fly instantly after the Westminster vote to hit an oilfield in Syria. It was purely war porn, to provide all those pictures of jets taking off to excite the public and continue […]

Deselection is Essential to Democracy

by craig on Dec 2nd 2015 in Uncategorized

There is a very extraordinary meme which Blairites keep raising in the Commons debate, that it is “abusive” or “undemocratic” for Labour MPs to face deselection by their members. In the SNP, there is never any automatic reselection for anybody. You are selected for one term and have to be renominated for another term, where […]

Neo-Con YouGov At It Again With Leading Questions

by craig on Dec 2nd 2015 in Uncategorized

This blog has over the years expended some energy on explaining that YouGov is anything but a disinterested seeker after evidence of public opinion, but rather a tool for creating a false impression of public opinion and pushing it in a direction. Needless to say, various legal threats I have received from YouGov and its […]

The Old Etonian Sir Mark Lyall Grant

by craig on Dec 1st 2015 in Uncategorized

Sir Mark Lyall Grant was born with so many silver spoons in his mouth it is a miracle he didn’t choke. The National Security Adviser is, surprise surprise, an Old Etonian. He is also one of the nastiest people I have ever met. In 1999 within the FCO he tried to remove me from my […]

70,000 is the new 45 minutes

by craig on Dec 1st 2015 in Uncategorized

Precisely as I reported two days ago, Cameron really is in trouble over the Syria vote due to his patently ludicrous claim of the existence of 70,000 “moderate rebels”. Most MPs are pretty unpleasant people, but they do have a high opinion of their own importance. They will vote for anything they see as in […]

The Desolation of Labour

by craig on Dec 1st 2015 in Uncategorized

It is universally accepted that the extremely vindictive terms of the Treaty of Versailles, and particularly the massive reparation payments, were a major factor in the rise of Hitler and the second world war. Nobody accuses you of defending Hitler, justifying Hitler or hating the UK if you state that. Yet the entire mainstream media […]

The 70,000 moderate rebels are mostly cavalry. On unicorns.

by craig on Nov 30th 2015 in Uncategorized

Wow

by craig on Nov 29th 2015 in Uncategorized

I think you can measure the death of democracy by the sheer audacity of the propaganda that government can get away with. Michael Fallon today on the Marr programme churned out the “70,000 moderate rebels” lie with a smooth bland face, and mentioned only the Free Syrian Army when pressed on who they were exactly. […]

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