Craig Murray's blog

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The blog of a former UK diplomat of rare perspicacity and integrity, whose blog was "jolted back out of retirement" by the "horrifying" spectacle of Tony Blair speaking at Ariel Sharon’s Funeral

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Started: March 2005
Founder: Craig Murray

Founder/Owner: Craig Murray

Craig Murray's blog receives regular posts of thoughtful material by the former UK ambassador. For example, he pointed out evidence that the BBC had edited the soundtrack of Dr. Rola without informing viewers, something which the BBC later admitted after enquiry by Robert Stuart.

2018 Surge in popularity

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Craig Murray's blog rose in popularity during the last 2 weeks of March 2018, when he was reporting about the Skripal affair. Alexa's data indicates that the site's global rank rose from about 200,000 to about 100,000. This was in spite of a denial of service attack which was launched in March 2018.[1] By mid April, it was reached #73,626 in the world, and #3,131 in the UK.

Censorship

Craig's blog attracts sometimes hundreds of comments. Some of these he removes as "off topic", including any posts about 9/11, which has prompted Peter Presland to reflect on why.[2]

 

Related Document

TitleTypePublication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Craig Murray and 9-11article30 January 2010PeterA reply to Craig Murray's article explaining his embargo on any further discussion of 9-11 in the comments section of his blog

 

Documents sourced from Craig Murray's blog

TitleTypeSubject(s)Publication dateAuthor(s)Description
Document:Bigger than 911articleHMS Astute grounding23 October 2010Craig MurraySome light relief at the expense of the MOD and its Trident nuclear missile carrying submarine fleet.
Document:A Moment in Historyblog postLabour Friends of Israel
Labour Party
Jeremy Corbyn
Parliamentary Labour Party
26 June 2019Craig MurrayIt is ESSENTIAL that every Labour Party member reading this blog acts NOW to try to get rid of those dreadful Blairite MPs. If you do not act, the historic moment will be missed and the chance to move England and Wales away from neoliberalism may be permanently surrendered.
Document:All Pretence is Over in Persecution of Assangeblog postWikileaks
Julian Assange
James Arbuthnot
Emma Arbuthnot
14 February 2018Craig Murray“Lady” Arbuthnot has perhaps performed an unwitting public service by the brazen nature of her partiality, which exposes beyond refutation the charade of legal process behind the effort to arrest Assange, in reality over the publication of USA secrets.
Document:An Unpopular Articleblog postBoris Johnson
Charlotte Edwardes
Jennifer Arcuri
1 October 2019Craig MurrayThrowing the kitchen sink of accusations against Boris Johnson obscures with chaff the allegations of real wrongdoing, like directing public funds and assistance to the company of a woman with whom he was in a sexual relationship. That should be investigated.
Document:Assange Bail Application Todayblog postJulian Assange
Nils Melzer
Vanessa Baraitser
Westminster Magistrates' Court
COVID-19
International Bar Association
25 March 2020Craig MurrayIf the authorities now refuse to allow him out on bail during the COVID-19 outbreak, I do not see how anybody can possibly argue there is any intention other than to cause his death.
Document:Assange Must Not Also Die in Jailblog postJulian Assange
John Pilger
Jeffrey Epstein
Gina Haspel
13 August 2019Craig MurrayMany of the same people who are relieved by Jeffrey Epstein’s death would like to see Julian Assange dead too.
Document:Backing the Wrong Horsemanblog postIsrael
Middle East
Saudi Arabia
US
UK
COVID-19
Craig MurrayThe neo-con drive to dominate the Middle East, in alliance with Saudi Arabia and Israel, has caused an apocalyptic level of death and destruction, which I put (an extremely conservative figure) at 5 million dead. Now compare that to the worldwide death toll from coronavirus: 220,000. Let me say that again. Western aggressive wars to coronavirus: 5,000,000 versus 220,000.
Document:Beyond Wordsblog postJulian Assange
Alex Salmond
Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe
Vanessa Baraitser
COVID-19
8 April 2020Craig MurrayNobody cultivates her own anonymity more than Magistrate Vanessa Baraitser who has her existence carefully removed from the Internet almost entirely. Yet she seeks to destroy the peace and young lives of Julian Assange’s family.
Document:Censorship and Freedom of Speechblog postCensorship
Tony Blair
Corruption
1 October 2008Craig Murray
Document:Chelsea and Julian are in Jail. History Trembles.blog postJulian Assange
Chelsea Manning
Michael Snow
12 April 2019Craig MurrayJulian Assange said nothing during the whole brief proceedings, other than to say “Not guilty” twice, and to ask a one sentence question about why the charges were changed midway through this sham “trial”. Yet Judge Michael Snow condemned Assange as “narcissistic”.
Document:Civil Liberty Vanishesblog postJulian Assange
Liam Fox
Matthew Gould
Adam Werritty
Palantir Technologies
Priti Patel
NHSX
6 May 2020Craig Murray"Serious questions have to be asked about why the UK government has developed its own unique app, universally criticised for its permanent central data collection and ability to identify individuals from their unique codes. That this is overseen by NHSX CEO Matthew Gould who held all those secret meetings with Liam Fox and Adam Werritty, including with Mossad, frankly stinks."
Document:Epstein's Death Must Be the Start, not the End, of the Investigationblog postAlan Dershowitz
Bill Clinton
Jeffrey Epstein
Andrew Windsor
Ghislaine Maxwell
Virginia Roberts
Carl Beech
11 August 2019Craig MurrayIt is a great shame that in the UK, the Establishment has been able to characterise the falsifications of Carl Beech as discrediting the entire notion of historical child sexual abuse.
Document:First Recorded Successful Novichok Synthesis was in 2016 – By Iran, in Cooperation with the OPCWblog postIran
Theresa May
Russia
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Novichok
Chemical Weapons Convention
17 March 2018Craig MurrayBeginning in late 2016, Iranian scientists succeeded in synthesising a number of Novichoks in full cooperation with the OPCW. This makes a complete nonsense of Theresa May’s “of a type developed by Russia” line, used to Parliament and the UN Security Council.
Document:Has the Elite’s Slavish pro-Israel Agenda Finally Gone Too FarBlog post"Antisemitism"
Israel/Defense Forces
Jeremy Corbyn
Hezbollah
2006 Lebanon War
Sajid Javid
25 February 2019Craig MurrayIsraeli destruction of Palestinian olive trees in the occupied territories is almost as heinous as the continuing killing and imprisonment of Palestinian children. Every morning ask yourself this question: "How many children has the Israeli “Defence” Force killed since the MSM last reported one?"
Document:How To Spot A Twitter TrollWikispooks PageMI6
GCHQ
MI5
Integrity Initiative
Troll
77th Brigade
2 July 2019Craig MurrayExposure is the simple way to nullify the vast state propaganda programmes on social media
Document:How to spot a Twitter trollblog postMI6
GCHQ
MI5
Integrity Initiative
Troll
The 77th Brigade
2 July 2019Craig MurrayExposure is the simple way to nullify the vast state propaganda programmes on social media
Document:Huawei Hypocrisyblog postGCHQ
National Security Agency
Nick Clegg
Theresa May
Gavin Williamson
Huawei
7 May 2019Craig MurrayFormer Deputy PM Nick Clegg said GCHQ's ability "to hack anything from handsets to whole networks … needs to be much better understood".
Document:I Am Obliged to Reconsider My Support for the European UnionArticleSpain
European Union
Mariano Rajoy
Catalonia
Carles Puigdemont
3 October 2017Craig MurrayToday, and with a greater sadness than you can imagine, I withdraw my support for membership of the European Union
Document:I Go to Stand My TrialBlog postMark Lewis
Jake Wallis Simons
2 November 2017Craig MurrayThe Trial starts on Tuesday 7 November at the Royal Courts of Justice in the Strand, High Court Queen’s Bench Division, and lasts for two or three days. By the time I come back online the Tories will have appointed their next Disgraced Former Defence Secretary in Waiting.
Document:Importing Jihadi Terror to the UK – Cui Bonoblog postWhite Helmets
2017 Manchester bombing
Salman Abedi
25 September 2018Craig MurrayImporting the White Helmets into the UK is obviously nuts if your purpose is to minimise jihadi activity in the UK
Document:Index on DisgraceArticleBBC
The Guardian
The Times
University of Dundee
Save the Children
Index on Censorship
FCO
22 April 2018Craig Murray"We thus have the extraordinary spectacle of a coordinated government and media onslaught on anybody who doubts their entirely fact free narratives. Public trust in the state and corporate media hits new lows, which is the happy part of this story."
Document:Interfering with Laura Kuenssbergblog postBoris Johnson
Laura Kuenssberg
Brexit
Dominic Cummings
UK/2019 General Election
Vox pop
Echo chamber
25 November 2019Craig MurrayIt's no coincidence that it is precisely the old and the poorly educated that are the targets of Dominic Cummings"Brexit election” strategy. If it comes off, Laura Kuenssberg and her fellow hacks will have proven that the power of the mainstream media is as yet unbroken.
Document:It’s Not Socialism. It’s Another Mega Wealth Transfer.blog postBoris Johnson
Richard Branson
COVID-19
Carphone Warehouse
Cosalt
David Ross
23 March 2020Craig MurrayAmid the COVID-19 panic, it has hardly been noticed that Carphone Warehouse went bust, with 2,900 people losing their jobs. Its co-founder, David Ross, is of course the billionaire that Boris Johnson claimed paid for his luxury holiday to Mustique, whereas Ross claimed he only organised it.
Document:Let’s Move On From Borisblog postTony Blair
Richard Nixon
Bill Clinton
Boris Johnson
Dominic Cummings
28 May 2020Craig Murray"Boris Johnson on the Dominic Cummings debacle: 'It is now time to move on… the country wants to move on.' If a politician tells you to 'move on' from a subject, it is a gigantic red flag that you should do precisely the opposite."
Document:Matthew Gould and the Plot to Attack IranwebpageMatthew Gould14 November 2011Craig Murray
Document:Media Freedom? Show me the MSM Journalist Opposing the Torture of Assangeblog postJulian Assange
Corporate media
Rupert Murdoch
David Aaronovitch
Belmarsh Prison
Extinction Rebellion
Old Bailey
7 September 2020Craig MurrayAt a time when the government is mooting designating Extinction Rebellion as Serious Organised Crime, right wing bequiffed muppet Keir Starmer was piously condemning the group, stating: “The free press is the cornerstone of democracy and we must do all we can to protect it.”
Document:Metropolitan Police on 'Chepiga' and 'Mishkin'blog postBellingcat
Skripal Affair
2018 Amesbury poisonings
Alexander Petrov
Ruslan Boshirov
12 October 2018Craig MurrayI remain of the view that the best way forward would be for Putin to negotiate conditions under which Boshirov and Petrov might voluntarily come to the UK for trial
Document:Mohammed Bin Salman: The Truth Behind The Reformist Facadeblog postDonald Trump
Mohammed bin Salman
8 March 2018Craig MurrayThen something remarkable happened which the world mainstream media has almost entirely ignored. Despite Saudi sponsored adverts all over US media portraying named senior Qataris as terrorist sponsors, and despite strong Israeli pro-Saudi lobbying, Donald Trump suddenly called Mohammed bin Salman to heel.
Document:Momento Mori – Unpopular Thoughts on Corona Virusblog postCOVID-19
Spanish flu
Hong Kong flu
COVID-19/Panic
7 March 2020Craig MurrayConsider this: 100% of those who contract COVID-19 are going to die. 100% of those who do not contract COVID-19 are also going to die. The difference in average life expectancy between the two groups will prove to be only very marginal. That is because the large majority of those who die of COVID-19 will already be nearing the end of life or have other health problems.
Document:Muellergate and the Discreet Lies of the BourgeoisieBlog postWikileaks
Julian Assange
Robert Mueller
William Binney
Katharine Viner
Cambridge Analytica
Carole Cadwalladr
Paul Manafort
Sergei Skripal
Luke Harding
Integrity Initiative
Russiagate
Muellergate
Ed Loomis
Steele dossier
1 April 2019Craig MurrayThe capacity of the mainstream media repeatedly to promote the myth that Russia caused Clinton’s defeat, while never mentioning what the information was that had been so damaging to Hillary, should be alarming to anybody under the illusion that we have a working “free media”.
Document:Novichok, Navalny, Nordstream, Nonsenseblog postVladimir Putin
Angela Merkel
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
Hamish de Bretton-Gordon
Alexei Navalny
Novichok
Skripal Affair
Integrity Initiative
Ben Nimmo
Nord Stream
3 September 2020Craig MurrayThe US and Saudi Arabia have every reason to instigate a split between Germany and Russia at this time. Navalny is certainly a victim of international politics. That he is a victim of Putin I tend to doubt.
Document:On the Pavement with Wikileaksblog postWikileaks
Julian Assange
Chelsea Manning
Kristinn Hrafnsson
Lenín Moreno
7 April 2019Craig MurrayPretty well all of the Western media is going to want to focus on these false anti-Assange narratives, and they will be determined to give as little attention as possible to the fact he is a publisher facing trial for publishing leaked state documents which revealed state wrongdoing. It is a classic and fundamental issue of freedom of speech and freedom of the press.
Document:President Abbas’ Rebuke to Theresa May over Palestineblog postIsrael
Theresa May
Palestine
Mark Lewis
Jake Wallis Simons
Mahmoud Abbas
Mandy Blumenthal
Alan Blumenthal
24 September 2017Craig MurrayThe ignored part of the Balfour Declaration to which Abbas referred is of course: “It being clearly understood that nothing shall be done which may prejudice the civil and religious rights of existing non-Jewish communities in Palestine.”
Document:Probable Western Responsibility for Skripal Poisoningblog postSergei Skripal
Novichok
Pablo Miller
BZ
Skripal Affair
DSMA-Notice
Ken McCallum
Steele dossier
28 April 2018Craig Murray
Clive Ponting
Those of us who have been in the belly of the beast and have worked closely with the intelligence services, really do know what they and the British government are capable of. They are not “white knights”.
Document:So Where is the Swedish Warrant?blog postJulian Assange
Stella Creasy
27 April 2019Craig MurrayAll those Blairite MPs who seek to dodge the glaring issue of freedom of the media to publish whistleblower material revealing government crimes, by hiding behind trumped-up sexual allegations, are left looking pretty stupid.
Document:That Leaked Labour Party Reportblog postLabour Party
John McTernan
Keir Starmer
Sam Matthews
John Ware
Emilie Oldknow
Governance and Legal Unit
20 April 2020Craig MurrayThat Leaked Labour Party Report proves conclusively that Sam Matthews’ allegations of unwarranted interference from Corbyn’s office to block anti-semitism action are malicious lies.
Document:The Armoured Glass Box is an Instrument of Tortureblog postJulian Assange
Vanessa Baraitser
Craig MurrayI think there is a corner of the mind of this daughter of dissidents from apartheid that rejects her own role in the torture of Julian Assange, and is continually urging “I had no choice, I had no agency”. Those who succumb to do evil must find what internal comfort they may.
Document:The Broader View Reveals the Ugliest of Prospectsblog postJulian Assange
MI6
MI5
The Guardian
Jeremy Corbyn
Mike Pompeo
Matt Kennard
17 June 2019Craig MurrayI find it hard to believe that I live in times where Julian Assange suffers as he does for telling the truth, where a dedicated anti-racist like Jeremy Corbyn is subjected to daily false accusations of racism and to US and security service backed efforts to thwart his democratic prospects, where the most laughable false flag is paraded to move us towards war with Iran, and where there is no semblance of a genuinely independent media.
Document:The Four Horsemen Gallop Byblog postTheresa May
Syria
Donald Trump
Skripal Affair
11 April 2018Craig MurrayThe notion that Britain will take part in military action against Syria with neither investigation of the evidence nor a parliamentary vote is worrying indeed. Without Security Council authorisation, any such action is illegal in any event.
Document:The Freedom of Courageblog postG4S
Corporate media
The Establishment
Francisco Franco
Mariano Rajoy
Catalonia
Serco
Carles Puigdemont
1 October 2017Craig MurrayWhen you see the right wing Establishment worldwide, plus the entire mainstream media, united against ordinary people as we see today in Catalonia, it's a no-brainer which side you should be on.
Document:The Gulf of Credibilityblog postJohn R. Bolton
Iran
Norway
Shinzō Abe
Mike Pompeo
Frontline
14 June 2019Craig MurrayThat Iran would target a Japanese ship and a friendly Russian crewed ship is a ludicrous allegation
Document:The Incredible Disappearance of Shai Masotblog postLiam Fox
Corporate media
Joan Ryan
Adam Werritty
John Mann
Shai Masot
Peter Willsman
Israel/Lobby
2 June 2019Craig MurrayThe open attempt to stifle all criticism of Israel, and in effect to make adherence to zionism a pre-condition for membership of the Labour Party – or indeed acceptance in wider society – is a vicious form of authoritarianism that should have been repudiated robustly from day one.
Document:The Intellectual Dishonesty of the GuardiancommentThe Guardian
Stephen Burgen
Jennifer Rankin
Catalan Independence
31 October 2017Craig Murray
Document:The Magnitsky Myth Explodedblog postEuropean Convention on Human Rights
Magnitsky Act
Bill Browder
Sergei Magnitsky
16 September 2019Craig MurrayCraig Murray: I am offering a bottle of Lagavulin to anybody who can find me an honest and fair MSM report of this judgement reflecting that the whole story was built on lies.
Document:The Price of Peaceblog postMichael Gove
Centre for Policy Studies
Brexit
Democratic Unionist Party
Anglo-Irish Agreement
Good Friday Agreement
European Research Group
6 November 2018Craig MurrayIt is not possible to understand the current state of play in Brexit negotiations, without understanding that those effectively driving the Tory Party position do not view a hard border with Ireland as undesirable. They view it as a vital achievement en route to rolling back power sharing and all the affirmative measures which brought peace to Northern Ireland, in an affirmation of the glory and power of unionism.
Document:The Sad Death of James Le Mesurierblog postWhite Helmets
James Le Mesurier
12 November 2019Craig MurrayJames Le Mesurier’s usefulness to Western security services, Israel and their Gulf allies came to an end when the jihadist headchoppers to whom Le Mesurier had been providing logistic support and invaluable propaganda, lost their last secure footing in Syria.
Document:The Stomach-Churning Victim Blaming by “Labour Friends of Israel”blog postLabour Friends of Israel
Labour Party
2018 Gaza Massacre
14 May 2018Craig MurrayCraig Murray: "I do not know what institutional ties the “Labour Friends of Israel” has to the Labour Party, but whatever they are they should be cut off immediately."
Document:The UK's Macabre Final Electionblog postBoris Johnson
Jeremy Corbyn
Jo Swinson
UK/2019 General Election
11 November 2019Craig MurrayThis election is sordid, tawdry, corrupt and uninspiring; a fitting end for the UK and its long history of callous exploitation.
Document:The Unprincipled – and Potentially Racist – Lib Demsblog postLuciana Berger
Chuka Umunna
Jo Swinson
Jenny Manson
Clareine Enderby
Sara Conway
Finchley and Golders Green
13 September 2019Craig MurrayIf LibDem candidate Clareine Enderby is indeed replaced by Luciana Berger she will be a victim of racism, as the sole grounds on which Ms Berger is being touted as preferable for the 20% Jewish Finchley and Golders Green constituency is her ethnicity.
Document:The Unrelenting Stateblog postJulian Assange
Rafael Correa
31 May 2019Craig MurrayJulian Assange: That the most lucid man I know is now not capable of having a rational conversation is extremely alarming.
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