Will Jim Murphy be prosecuted for wasting police time?

Did Jim Murphy set up his so-called assault?

Did Jim Murphy set up his so-called assault?

Why won’t Jim Murphy make an official complaint to the police about the man who threw an egg at him? All supporters of Yes Scotland are happy to dissociate ourselves from whatever it is he thought he was doing. He has nothing to do with the YES Campaign. Jim Murphy knows that. But that has not stopped him using this incident to accuse the YES Campaign of organizing this assault. Am I the only one who smells a rat?

Jim Sillars once suggested that some of the anonymous ‘cybernats’ who descend into personal abuse and even threats could very well be deliberately damaging Scotland’s YES Campaign because they’re being paid by British Intelligence to do precisely that. The discredited BBC that is clearly a key pillar of Better Together refused to give this suggestion the time of day. On her truly awful Scotland 2014, Sarah Smith ‘balanced’ her implication that Jim Sillars is clinically paranoid with two other commentators who shared her contempt for this perfectly reasonable theory. What about the egging of Jim Murphy? What role, if any, might the British State have played in that?

I don’t rule out the possibility that the man who egged Jim Murphy is a lone wolf. It is possible he is just someone who took the law into his own hands. If that is the case, he speaks for no one but himself. But if that is the case, does he not have the guts to hand himself into the police, to face the music for what he has done?

If Jim Murphy’s egg-man wants Scottish independence, and if he did this of his own account, he will turn himself into the police and let them take whatever action they think is appropriate. If he wants Scottish independence then he will help expose the wretched lies of Jim Murphy that supporters of Scottish independence have anything whatsoever to do with the throwing of eggs at any supporter of the NO Campaign. If he does anything else, suspicions will intensify that this is a put-up job.

Many people are already drawing the conclusion that Jim Murphy is exploiting this incident to give himself victim status that he does not deserve. If that is so, then he must be prosecuted by the Police for wasting police time. And if they refuse to do that, then that begs the question as to the role of the police themselves in the incident.

In order to prove he played no part in this, Jim Murphy needs to explain why he has done zilch to have this man arrested and charged, and any conspirators named and shamed. Is it because Jim Murphy is scared that if the ‘egg man’ is prosecuted, not only will he [Jim Murphy] be proven to have participated in this so-called assault, but that he did so as part of a plan by the British State to blacken the name of Scotland’s YES Campaign, in precisely the same way Special Branch used Bob Lambert and other undercover cops to blacken the name of the parents and friends of Stephen Lawrence?

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The truth Kirsty Wark, Laura Kuenssberg and Ian Katz won’t tell you:

Why doesn't Kirsty Wark want us to know about Lord Richards?

Why doesn’t Kirsty Wark want us to know about Lord Richards?

Last night’s edition of Newsnight represented a new low in this so-called news program, a sign that even the occasional decent broadcaster can’t save it. It was precisely the kind of tabloid trash John Pilger was talking about in his wonderful Going Underground interview. Who’s editing¬† Newsnight these days: David Cameron? Did Kirsty Wark bury the truth about NATO’s role in Ukraine because James Harding will sack her unless she does everything she can to stop British voters checking out RT, freeview 85? Kirsty doesn’t want us to see Afshin Rattansi’s item on Lord Richards, for instance? If so, I don’t think it’s gonna work.

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What is David Cameron’s Plan B on Europe?

No one should trust David Cameron on anything

No one should trust David Cameron on anything

As David Cameron marched into Scotland yesterday, one of his MPs resigned citing his lack of trust in the Prime Minister. David Cameron will almost inevitably lose the Clacton by-election called by UKIP’s MP, Douglas Carswell. This will send shockwaves through the entire British Establishment.

Not only will the Tory Party be irreparably damaged from a UKIP victory, David Cameron’s coalition partners, the toxic Liberal Democrats, will be to the cheering of pretty much everyone, including ninety percent of Tory MPs of all persuasions.

A UKIP victory in the Clacton by-election will prove no less disastrous for Ed Miliband’s front bench. Their bizarre rejection of an in-out referendum on European will destroy Labour at the next United Kingdom general election. All the above is a recipe for the collapse in support for all the parties of Better Together on the very eve of Scotland’s date with destiny: 18th of September 2014.

On BBC Radio Scotland yesterday morning, the BBC’s political editor Nick Robinson told James Naughtie there were probably more than 100 Tory MPs who would campaign alongside Nigel Farage to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union if David Cameron proves unable to wring significant concession, concessions everyone knows he is not going to get.

Among senior Tory MPs who have explicitly made this argument already are former Defense Secretary, and now Foreign Secretary, Philip Hammond. Also included in that list is David Cameron’s newly appointed Chief Whip, the odious Michael Gove, the man the Prime Minister trusts to intimidate Tory MPs to do his bidding.

Unfortunately, the people of Scotland are being kept in the dark as to David Cameron’s ‘Plan B’ if he does not get the concessions his backbenchers and many of his front benchers insist are necessary.

As David Cameron crept into Scotland to help Better Together’s Confederation of British Industry to intimidate the Scottish people into voting against independence, or to face unspecified economic sanctions from those who own businesses, those with the power to hire and fire us at a whim (which, to be frank, ought to constitute a criminal offense as it corrupts Scotland’s democracy, which literally means ‘people rule’, not employer rule), his hosts told Cameron that his in-out referendum on the European Union is a massive risk they resent. The reality is David Cameron is aware that the people of Scotland are being lied to. He just doesn’t care.

Scotland can be dragged out of the European Union. However, it is not a vote for independence that risks us losing EU membership. The risk to Scotland’s membership of the EU comes from the infinitely more eurosceptic English electorate. David Cameron won’t tell us Scots what his Plan B is if he secures no concessions from the European Union. As Douglas Carswell’s resignation proves this is a recipe for massively boosting UKIP’s vote, for dragging Scots out of the European Union, unless of course he can’t do that because the voters have had the good sense to extricating ourselves from David Cameron’s anti-democratic straightjacket. The ball is in the court of Scotland’s YES Campaign at precisely the moment our opponents have put their rackets down and descended into bare-knuckle wrestling among themselves. Game, set and match.


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Douglas Alexander: British Nationalist and incorrigible liar


Questions for Douglas Alexander:

What about the West Lothian Question? Boris Johnson, Michael Forsyth, Malcolm Rifkind, John Redwood and other senior Tories insist that English voters are getting a raw deal from Scottish devolution. Far from offering Scots more devolution, they insist the long ignored West Lothian Question has to be tackled. The United Kingdom devolution settlement is already a lopsided monstrosity. David Cameron is offering Scots 100% control over income tax. But the implicit reciprocity has not been spelt out in explicit terms by Ruth Davidson, Alistair Darling, Gordon Brown or Willie Rennie. Any chance Louise White can pin Douglas Alexander down on this? If the price of giving a Tory government the right to implement their devolution promises is the removal of all Scottish MPs with the right to vote on any income tax for English voters? Or will Louise White’s BBC Scotland editors refuse to let her put this question because John Cridlland’s CBI won’t let her?


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Theresa May own a Tree House. She hides Bob Lambert. Rapist. Louse.

Bob Lambert, leader of the Special Branch undercover cop unit 90% of whose officers engaged in 'state rape'.

Bob Lambert, leader of the Special Branch undercover cop unit 90% of whose officers engaged in ‘state rape’.

Scotland needs a tree of life.
No more abused, neglected wife.
Trees are green. Scotland will bloom.
By casting off this Tory gloom.

Theresa May, what do you say?
How many rapists do you pay?
Bob Lambert’s undercover team?
Our neighbours are not what they seem?

Special Branch roots sink so deep.
Mothers raped. Babies weep.
Boris The Spider. Crawling creep.
Ref’rendum-springboard lets us leap.
The End of Scotland’s nightmare sleep.

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What Alex Salmond must say on Plan B when he next debates Alistair Darling

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Alex Salmond must say the following:

  1. On behalf of Scotland’s negotiating team, he believes a shared currency is the best option for the Scottish people, and that as they have been investing in the assets of the Bank of England for generation, this is a shared asset that must be up for negotiations. Scotland will pay a fair share of the national debt on condition we are not kicked out against our will.
  2. In the event of our being excluded from the shared asset that is the Bank of England, the people of Scotland would be absolved of the entirety of the United Kingdom’s national debt, a fact that is clear in international law.
  3. Negotiations over the shared currency would determine both the rights and responsibilities of the Scottish state vis-a-vis the Bank of England. Sovereignty over borrowing limits and interest rate policy would necessarily be ceded to the central bank, with Scots, English Welsh and Northern Irish voters having representatives on the board of that bank in proportion to our respective populations.
  4. The level of debt the Scottish state would be willing to accept would be negotiated after the books were opened up to Scotland’s negotiating team.
  5. While borrowing limits, and interest rate policy too, would be shared with non-Scottish institutions, tax and spend policy would become a matter for the Scottish people, and the Scottish people alone.
  6. Scotland proposes a shared currency because we believe it would be mutually beneficial for an independent Scotland and for the remainder of the United Kingdom. Indeed, it strikes us as self-evident that a shared currency is a much more unequivocal gain for the people of England and Wales than it is for Scots: being kicked out of the Bank of England writes off a lot of debt, while lumbering English voters with that debt. There are gains and losses for Scots, but nothing but losses for the English if they do not negotiate with Scots in good faith over shared assets. Both parties would gain from eliminating wasteful transaction costs. This is why we feel the leaders of all the parties of Better Together are obviously bluffing when they threaten to veto the shared currency without putting this veto policy to the English, Welsh and Northern Irish voters to decide for themselves. Nevertheless, maybe pride will force George Osborne, Danny Alexander, Ed Balls and co to stick to their guns, regardless of how counterproductive this is. Perhaps they are relying on the British Establishment’s broadcasters to cover their arses by continuing to tell porkies about how bad a deal they would have ‘won’ for the English voters.
  7. Since no Scot would be prepared to bet their life savings on the leaders of the Tories, the Lib Dems and Ed Miliband’s Labour Party not being total imbeciles, Scotland does have a Plan B. But our Plan B is not the personal property of Alex Salmond, nor of his party. Scotland’s Plan B is to put national self determination into action by letting the voters decide the long term future of our currency.
  8. In the short term, ‘Sterlingization’ would allow Scots to ‘keep the pound’. But such a policy is like climbing aboard a life boat to keep our heads above waters until something more permanent comes along. Being permanently buffeted atop a restless ocean is not hardly what the people of Scotland want. We will eventually need some kind of central bank, with a lender of last resort.
  9. The Scottish electorate – not the team that negotiates independence in the first place – will weigh up all the options available to us (and they are several), and we, the voters, will make our own decision. While that could be a Scottish currency, that does not have to be how things turn out. There could be belated negotiations with the remainder of the United Kingdom. Scotland does have options, just as the voters of the UK will also have options – including voting out a gang of charlatans. The United Kingdom’s government could easily come crawling back to the Scots. Scotland won’t necessarily tell them to go away. Nevertheless, having written off Scotland’s debt, begging us to renegotiate a shared currency at that point would lead to a significantly worse deal. Worse for the rest of the United Kingdom, that is.
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