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Labour Numpties

by craig on May 5th 2015 in Uncategorized

On Twitter, a bunch of Labour activists led by one Duncan Hothersall are having a hilarious time tweeting and retweeting their incredulity that I should have been both in the St James’ Centre during the fake nationalist “scuffle” with Miliband during the referendum, and at St Enoch’s in Glasgow during the fake Murphy Riot, or […]

Jim Murphy and Eddie Izzard – Here’s How to Do It

by craig on May 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

This is how you make a speech outdoors. It doesn’t involve starting a row, getting scared and running away. And the circumstances were much scarier that anything Murphy faced. Here is a clue – all those police aren’t protecting me.

Herald in World’s Worst Photoshop

by craig on May 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

Is this the world’s worst photoshop? Mr Clerkin appears to have a shrunken head. And the light cannot be shining on Mr Clerkin from top right, and on Murphy from the opposite direction. The Herald headline is that political leaders are lining up to condemn the six anti-Labour demonstrators for being noisy. Are political leaders […]

Channel 4 News

by craig on May 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

I phoned the Channel 4 Newsdesk to report a story. It went like this: Male Voice: Hello Newsdesk Me: Hello is that Channel 4 News? Male Voice: Yes, how can I help you Me: I want to report a story Male Voice: Well there’s not much time left the news is about to go out […]

Nationalist Terror

by craig on May 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

The Mainstream Media are anxious to invoke the “violent nationalists” meme at every opportunity. Today Jim Murphy and Eddie Izzard ran away in Glasgow because evil nationalists shouted back when he was haranguing them. That’s what they did – shouted back. Nobody punched anyone. Nobody shoved anyone. Nobody threw anything. But people had the gall […]

PR Will Kill the Red Tories

by craig on May 4th 2015 in Uncategorized

The essence of Conservatism is that people doing quite nicely out of the current system do not want anything to change, in case the consequences are not good for them. That is why John Stuart Mill said the Conservatives would be better named “The Stupid Party”. Conservatism does not require a thought process. Generally it […]

Imported Electoral Practices

by craig on May 3rd 2015 in Uncategorized

Every single accusation against the Mayor of Tower Hamlets, I witnessed being done by Lord Patel’s enforcers on behalf of Labour in Blackburn. My thoughts are today with those, particularly women and young people, in the Islamic community there who are now under terrible pressure. They are obliged to show their completed postal ballots before […]

Baby Born Purring

by craig on May 2nd 2015 in Uncategorized

Were the Union to last long enough, doubtless they would send this girl too to join the Unionist classes at Murrayfield, dressed in tartan as a kind of insurance policy against our ditching the firstborn. Fortunately neither the union nor the monarchy in Scotland will last long enough.

Royal Baby? Fuck Off

by craig on May 2nd 2015 in Uncategorized

Another over-privileged right wing little tosspot is born to live off our taxes. I wish harm to no baby. But every one of the babies the UK killed in bombings in Iraq, Afghanistan and Libya was worth just as much as this one. If the murder of one of those babies by the British state […]

Tories Back Jim Murphy

by craig on May 1st 2015 in Uncategorized

During the course of this campaign, a quarter of Tories in East Renfrewshire have switched to voting Labour to back Jim Murphy against the SNP. Polls by Ashcroft of the constituency at the beginning and end of April shows the Tory vote dropping by 25 to 20%, and the Murphy vote increasing from 31 to […]

Victorian Study Fires

by craig on May 1st 2015 in Uncategorized

Just been working on this section of Sikunder Burnes: The only evidence for Pottinger’s heroics was allegedly in his journals, which were the basis of the account of “The Hero of Herat” by the doyen of British Indian historians Sir John Kaye. But this evidence disappeared in one of those infamous Victorian study fires, in […]

Witkiewicz’ Suicide

by craig on May 1st 2015 in Uncategorized

Can anybody find me a text of Jan Prosper Witkiewicz’ suicide note in the original language? I assume it was Russian, not Polish.

Miliband Macho

by craig on Apr 30th 2015 in Uncategorized

Given that the absolute maximum share of the UK vote Labour might conceivably get is 36%, it is extraordinarily arrogant for Miliband to insist on the right to impose his full manifesto. Tactically, of course, he is trying to panic Scottish voters into supporting Labour lest they lose the chance to have him as PM. […]

Dire Straits

by craig on Apr 29th 2015 in Uncategorized

Vessels have the right of freedom of navigation through straits, on “innocent passage” under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea. As it sounds, that amounts to a right to pass straight through on normal business. Territorial waters do not affect innocent passage. The coastal state has the right to establish sea lanes […]

BBC Mock Balance

by craig on Apr 27th 2015 in Uncategorized

A classic example of BBC mock balance on the news tonight as James Cook devoted apparently equal time to Douglas Alexander and Mhairi Black in Renfrewshire East. Of Mhairi we were told by Cook that her opponents say that her youth shows, and that she carries fighting talk too far. Well, of Douglas his opponents […]

Clegg Hoist With Own Petard

by craig on Apr 27th 2015 in Uncategorized

Students of irony may enjoy this one. The only time in the entire last parliament where the Lib Dems actually stood up to the Tories and whipped their MPs to vote in the opposite direction, was not to protect the poor and needy from vicious cuts. It was to protect their own jobs. They voted […]

The Gordon and Dougie Show

by craig on Apr 25th 2015 in Uncategorized

Gordon Brown and wee Dougie Alexander once bestrode the world, bombing much of it. Now these mighty egos are confined within Elderslie Village Hall. The problem is, the average member of the population does not have a high opinion of the dynamic duo. So it is essential that they are kept away from average people, […]

Miliband Goes the Full Henry Jackson

by craig on Apr 25th 2015 in Uncategorized

Full on neo-con philosophy underpinned Miliband’s “speech” to the Royal Institute of International Affairs yesterday. Miliband acknowledged that our bombing of Libya back to the stone age was the root cause of the boat people crisis. But Miliband was not admitting that the Guernica style massacre was wrong – he voted for it. No, he […]

A Horror We Made

by craig on Apr 20th 2015 in Uncategorized

We are directly responsible for the disasters in the Mediterranean. The bombing of Libya into failed state status is now coming back to haunt us. The ludicrous idea, propounded by Blair, Robert Cooper and the Henry Jackson Society, that you could improve dictatorial states by massive bombing campaigns that targeted their basic infrastructure, is now […]

The Remarkably Unobservant Baron Carlile

by craig on Apr 19th 2015 in Uncategorized

Lord Carlile is amazingly unobservant. An excellent article in today’s Observer by Jay Rayner gives details of the establishment cover-up of Janner’s long continued child rapes. The silence of the Vaz draws most attention. But let us think about Alex Carlile. Rayner states “The establishment, in the shape of his fellow MPs, men such as […]

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