Alex Salmond was the head of the Scottish National Party until 2018. At this time a series of allegations of sexual assault were leveled against him – by woman who had worked in party or government circles connected with him and come into contact with him.
The Scottish government carried out an inquiry. Salmond launched a legal action against the Scottish government’s handling of this inquiry. A Senior judge found that the inquiry’s procedures had been “unlawful in respect that they were procedurally unfair” and that the process was “tainted with apparent bias”. Salmond won his case. 
In January 2019 Police Scotland charged Salmond with 14 counts of sexual assault. This week Salmond was found not guilty on 12 charges and ‘not proven’ on a 13th. One charge was withdrawn by the Prosecution during the trial. During the trial multiple contradictions emerged in claims made by the anonymous accusers. In short the jury must have decided that many of them were lying or at least were unreliable. Continue reading “Alex Salmond, liberal-progressives and the rule of law.”
One feature of this election has been the willingness of some sections of the press to tell bare-faced lie after lie. I have been reading the Guardian and occasionally The Independent – and both of these papers have relentlessly lied.
One feature of these lies is that they appear to be made by people who either a) are of such feeble intelligence that they can’t grasp nuance and complexity of a situation or b) who are normal but who count on their readers being of type a). Either way – this isn’t just about lying. Wish that it were. This is about a kind of bestial disregard for truth. Continue reading “It is not just politicians who tell lies”
The liberal-left are resorting to outright deliberate lying to try to smuggle Corbyn into power (even though they probably know it would be a total disaster). We documented the other day a case where the Independent lied about what Johnson had said. Continue reading “Straight lies in the liberal press in an attempt to win the election”
The Labour MP David Lammy appears not to have grasped that the Nazis killed 6 million, or more, innocents – brutally murdered them in gas chambers, by all accounts.
In likening a faction in the Tory party to the Nazis Mr Lammy reflects the total collapse of values in British politics. Like so much in the vacuity which passes nowadays for public discourse these days we see events of real seriousness devalued. Continue reading “Bosh in modern UK politics”
The longer this takes, the greater the risk of the UK never leaving at all. It would mean letting the Brexit that the British people voted for slip through our fingers. I will not stand for that. It is essential we deliver what people voted for, and to do that we need to get a deal over the line.
This writer just can’t understand this. And Theresa May is not the only one who goes on about how we ‘must’ leave the EU because ‘the people voted for it’. Continue reading “Brexit madness”
Democracy means government by the people.
With party politics as practiced in the UK we have two dinosaurs tottering about the landscape each trying to make itself relevant and ‘popular’ while fighting each other to death. Continue reading “Brexit – a failure of party political ‘democracy’”