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Craig Murray +CraigMurray
Vauntie Cybernat, Former Ambassador, Human Rights Activist (Unofficial newsfeed)
 Joined October 2016    www.craigmurray.org.uk
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My laptop was stolen from me on the Vienna to Frankfurt train on Saturday. I had been working on a blog article on the train. Approaching Frankfurt I packed up ready to get off, and went to the loo. When I returned the laptop had vanished from the laptop bag. The charger was still there […]The post Electronic Grief appeared first on Craig Murray.
I live in the capital of my country. I had to travel hundreds of miles to the capital of a foreign country to hear a bunch of unionist judges, the majority from a foreign country, declare that my country has no right to existence, indeed my country only exists at all in so far as […]The post Scotland in Chains appeared first on Craig Murray.
Here is the detailed argument we submitted to the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg: IN THE EUROPEAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: CRAIG MURRAY Applicant v THE UNITED KINGDOM Respondent Government SUPPLEMENTARY STATEMENT UNDER RULE 47(2)(b) OF THE RULES OF COURT INTRODUCTION 1. This supplementary statement sets out the relevant domestic law and practice, […]The post Strasbourg Cul de...
The Scottish Parliament is under the untrue impression that Scottish prisons run under the fairly liberal Prisons and Young Offenders Institutions (Scotland) Rules 2011 laid before parliament by Justice Secretary Kenny MacAskill MP on 14 September 2011. In fact the Scottish Prisons Service totally ignores them and is absolutely a law unto itself. I intend […]The post Your Man in Saughton...
This is what I think of as a signpost article – it points you to something the mainstream media is deliberately not giving the prominence it needs, but I have no personal expertise or inside knowledge to give you. I am just giving you a start to get going. Several readers will have a much […]The post FTX appeared first on Craig Murray.
Intellectual curiosity can takes us in unexpected directions. This particular journey started with my learning that the word “Cajun” is a contraction of “Canadian”. Nine years after Culloden, 300 British troops under Lt Col John Winslow entered the town of Grand Pre in Acadia, Nova Scotia. They constructed a palisade thought which enclosed both the […]The post Acadia...
It is not controversial to say that the UK’s immigration system is utterly broken. The reason is very plain but seldom noted – decades of cuts in which the cheapness of the system is crazily prioritised over the system working. The costs to the economy of the system not working are simply enormous. I have […]The post Rampant Deprofessionalisation appeared first on Craig Murray.
The only thing more remarkable than the number of classified documents the Home Secretary leaks to her mentors, is the number of civil servants leaking to the newspapers about Braverman leaking the documents. In her brief period(s) as Home Secretary, civil servants have separately leaked to the papers: the fact of her emailing classified documents […]The post Braverman Loses the Dressing...
The ever excellent Scot Goes Pop blog of James Kelly has posted an article disagreeing strongly with my contention that the Alba party should fight the SNP at the next Westminster election, should the SNP renege on its commitment to a “Plebiscite election” that determines Independence. As James is a person for whom I have […]The post A Response to James Kelly appeared first on...
A “plebiscite election” on Scottish Independence can only mean an election fought on that issue with the understanding that, if the election is won, Independence will be declared. It cannot mean anything else. In particular, a “plebiscite election” cannot possibly mean an election which, if won, results in a request for a referendum. We have […]The post A Real...
Rishi Sunak’s career reminds me of another spoiled child of fortune who became UK Prime Minister without having to fight an election, Archibald Primrose, the only previous PM almost as rich as Rishi. Primrose, Lord Rosebery, became Prime Minister in 1894 when William Ewart Gladstone, old and now blind, retired after his fourth (non-consecutive) term […]The post The Primrose Path...
There is still no explanation as to why the judge chairman Lady Poole, the lead counsel Douglas Ross KC and three other lawyers have all quit the public inquiry into the handling of Covid in Scotland. This is an astonishing event. The inquiry currently is not happening. But nobody in the media seems particularly to […]The post Covid Inquiry Mystery appeared first on Craig Murray.
The highly paid political class in charge of each of the UK’s three major political parties detests, despises, distrusts and seeks to discard their own party membership. The Conservative, Labour and SNP elite all view their party members as a potential embarrassment. The Tory Party MP’s appear to have worked out how to get rid […]The post The Party is Over appeared first on...
Nadira’s first feature film as Producer, Winners, won the Audience Award for best film at the Edinburgh International Film Festival to our (frankly surprised) delight. It will play in London at the Raindance Film Festival on Saturday 29 October at 8.30pm, at the Genesis Cinema in Bethnal Green. Other than sometimes making coffee for Nadira […]The post Winners at Raindance appeared...
The logical outcome of the UK’s current political situation is for a large section of Conservative Party MP’s to defect to Keir Starmer’s well right of centre, pro-Brexit, New Labour Party. Every now and then a number of Westminster MPs change party, to long term political effect. In 1886 The Liberal Unionists, opposed to Gladstone’s […]The post The Great Crossing...
The legal right of secession of states, outside of a situation of “classic” colonial occupation, has developed enormously in the last thirty odd years. South Sudan, Montenegro, East Timor, Eritrea, North Macedonia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Georgia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Kazakhstan,...
Sir James Eadie, acting for the Westminster government, closed the day at the Supreme Court with a vicious twist of the knife: “If you can’t even persuade your own law officer, the shutters come down”. Eadie is well suited to knife twisting, a figure of smooth menace whose polish is undercut by the odd hint […]The post A Legal Farce appeared first on Craig Murray.
The video is now available of this discussion in Liverpool in the furthest fringes of the Labour Party Conference. While the session lacked any adversarial spark, it was a deep dive and I believe very informative. I am here with Stella Assange, Iain Munro, Deepa Driver and Ogmundur Jonasson. Ogmundur’s experience as an Icelandic minister […]The post Julian Assange and State Secrecy...
Saturday’s Hands Around Parliament event for Assange was massively uplifting. We hoped for 5,000 and feared we would fall short and fail to link the chain due to transport strikes. But in fact 12,000 people showed up for what became a glorious celebration of dissent and a festival of mutual support. I walked the entire […]The post The Spontaneous Expression of Joyous Defiance appeared...
On Saturday we try to put Hands Around Parliament in opposition to the extradition of Julian Assange. Human chains are being formed in support internationally in many different countries. It is more important than ever that we stand up for human rights, freedom of speech and the right to oppose US military hegemony and expose […]The post Activist Saturday appeared first on Craig Murray.
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