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Terrorism and Nuance

by craig on Jan 7th 2015 in Uncategorized

There is no question to which the answer is to wander round killing people. It takes a few words or keystrokes for any right thinking person to condemn the killings in Paris today. But that really doesn’t take us very far. It is impossible to stop evil from happening. Simple low tech attacks by individuals, […]

Berwick Upon Tweed

by craig on Jan 7th 2015 in Uncategorized

I am considering standing for Berwick upon Tweed on the platform of the constituency joining Scotland. This boundary adjustment would give the people access to free personal care, free prescriptions, no university tuition fees and the many other advantages of Scotland’s more society friendly government. It would give Scotland some thriving new communities and a […]

Charles Masson and Freemasons in Afghanistan

by craig on Jan 6th 2015 in Uncategorized

Edward Stirling was one of the most intrepid of Afghan explorers and certainly the most ignored by Great Game historians. The motive for his epic journey in disguise is unknown. On retirement, he built a great house named “Stirling Castle” on the Isle of Wight, and incorporate a major Freemasonic Temple inside it, replete with […]

Jim and Severin

by craig on Jan 5th 2015 in Uncategorized

Like star-crossed lovers hugging as they plunge into an abyss, Severin Carrell whispers sweet nothings to Jim Murphy. The Guardian has given up all pretence of balance in not just its commentary but also its news coverage of Scotland. Carrell’s puff piece is the seventeenth Guardian article on how Jim Murphy will save Scottish Labour, […]

Hacks (Both Types)

by craig on Jan 5th 2015 in Uncategorized

That North Korea was responsible for the Sony hack is the most improbable bit of US propaganda of 2014. There is ample forensic evidence that the hack was an inside job, while the evidence that it was North Korea is … secret. Not one of my myriad contacts who are present or retired security service […]

Hague Redemption

by craig on Jan 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

I am delighted that Palestine has finally applied to join the International Criminal Court. It is over three years since I blogged in recommendation that Palestine do this, and I have been somewhat baffled as to why it has taken so long to take a step which much of the international legal and human rights […]

Happy New Year

by craig on Dec 31st 2014 in Uncategorized

This is my last comment for the year as we are off to spend Hogmanay as the guests of an Ambassador in Paris. Out of deference to my family, who have had the brunt of it these last few days, I am definitely not taking the laptop, so I will no longer be able to […]

Missy M’s Sin of Omission

by craig on Dec 30th 2014 in Uncategorized

Ambitious SNP Westminster hopeful Gillian Martin seeks to bolster her standing within the party by a peculiarly snide attack on me, in which she continually reiterates how much she likes me but… Among the buts is this story about the Yes campaign meeting Gillian and I both addressed in Insch: One thing that jarred very […]

The Depth of Anti-Scottish Racism

by craig on Dec 30th 2014 in Uncategorized

An obnoxious D list celebrity seeks publicity by jibes about “sweaty little jocks” bringing ebola to England, in response to the plight of a selfless healthcare worker. Beneath our notice. But what is not only notable but cries out to be most carefully considered is the existence of thousands of readers in the Daily Mail […]

The Myth of the Last Man

by craig on Dec 30th 2014 in Uncategorized

As the UK completes another military and political retreat from Afghanistan, it is time to revisit one of the most potent myths of the British Empire: the arrival at Jalalabad of Surgeon Brydon, wounded and on a shot-up dying nag, as the sole survivor of the Army of the Indus. It is a romantic scene […]

The Aldi SNP

by craig on Dec 29th 2014 in Uncategorized

There is one particularly worrying mindset among some fellow SNP members which has repeatedly recurred across social media, particularly Facebook, in response to my observations. It is what might be seen as the apotheosis of political corporatism. I take these comments from my last post to illustrate the point, though the same meme can be […]


by craig on Dec 29th 2014 in Uncategorized

A few points: 1) Contrary to Margaret Curran, it was entirely plain to me that the Westminster deal “loyalty test” in the SNP vetting process related entirely to a possible deal with Labour. There was no discussion of any possible deal with the Tories. Personally I am just as opposed to the Red Tories as […]

Ruminating on this Row

by craig on Dec 28th 2014 in Uncategorized

I gather the Scottish newspapers are going big on the story tomorrow. The Independence Live interview recording is available here and gives the opportunity for a much more reasoned and expansive view of developments. [it has since been put up on Youtube and I have been able to embed here] http://new.livestream.com/IndependenceLive/CraigMurray But it is worth […]

Live Interview

by craig on Dec 27th 2014 in Uncategorized

Doing a live interview on Independence Live in 10 minutes and answering questions from viewers. http://new.livestream.com/IndependenceLive


by craig on Dec 27th 2014 in Uncategorized

Upset and depressed after being barred from the SNP candidates’ register by the hierarchy for “lack of commitment to group discipline”. I was asked at assessment whether, as part of a Westminster deal with another party, I would agree to vote for the bedroom tax if instructed by the Party. I replied “No.” End of […]

Droning On

by craig on Dec 22nd 2014 in Uncategorized

It turns out that the CIA has realised for years that drone attacks are of very limited utility. Like so many of the injustices of the “War on Terror”, they are in fact a driver for armed hatred of the West, not least because they kill more civilians than targets. But of course, the “war […]

Rusbridger The Worst Editor in the World Part 233(a)

by craig on Dec 21st 2014 in Uncategorized

The incredible disappearing Jim Murphy. At 18.50 on the front (home) page of the Guardian, top left, appeared a story by Libby Brooks entitled “Scottish Labour Leader Criticised Over Proposal to end Football Alcohol Ban”. I clicked and read the story briefly, in which domestic abuse organisations and the police were criticising Murphy for proposing […]

The EU Is Lost

by craig on Dec 21st 2014 in Uncategorized

Peter Mandelson, Danny Alexander and Kenneth Clarke have been appointed to head the pro-EU campaign in the run-up to the probable referendum. Did Nigel Farage make the selection? (I have always had a regard for Ken Clarke, but his willingness to defend vicious Tory cuts is changing my mind fast).


by craig on Dec 18th 2014 in Uncategorized

This is not a tactical break, this is flu. Twice this year already. Aaagh!

Weasel Words

by craig on Dec 15th 2014 in Uncategorized

The Independent have Jack Straw well and truly cornered: Writing in the Mail on Sunday, Craig Murray, who was sacked as UK ambassador to Uzbekistan in 2004 after alleging that Britain used intelligence obtained by the CIA under torture, said he attended a meeting at the Foreign Office where he was told that “it was […]

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