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Scotland is lost

Posted on May 09, 2022 by

We’re still retired, but this just can’t go unremarked.

This is absolute banana-republic stuff. Even before you get into any of the specifics of the case, it’s simply not the Crown Office’s job to interfere with a police investigation by telling them who they may and may not interview under caution.

Scottish justice is extremely seriously compromised.

It has long been recognised that the dual status of the Lord Advocate in Scotland – who is both the head of the Crown Office, and a minister in the Scottish Government answerable to the First Minister – is a deeply unsatisfactory anachronism creating a staggeringly obvious conflict of interest.

We all know the specifics of this case. The money under investigation was EXPLICTLY solicited by the SNP under the clearest possible promise that it would NOT be used for everyday party spending, nor even for more general independence campaigning, but SPECIFICALLY for a future referendum.

It is not the place of the Crown Office to unilaterally decide that the money could in fact be used for a super-lavish office refit instead, or on £50,000 champagne parties in elite London clubs (including the National Liberal Club, below), and somehow still count as having been spent on an independence referendum.

Unfortunately, as well as breaking the story about the missing money in the first place, this site also discovered that the Crown Office in Scotland is accountable to absolutely nobody (except, perhaps, the Queen herself).

Those facts effectively place the First Minister (along with the rest of her government and anyone else she feels like protecting) above the law of the land. All she has to do is lean on her minister, the Lord Advocate, to lean on the police, and any crime can be simply and swiftly magicked out of existence by the Crown Office even on the most absurdly, obviously untrue premise.

And of course the Crown Office itself can be as corrupt and crooked as it likes. If you think someone in the Crown Office has committed a crime you can call the police, who will investigate it, assess the evidence, compile a report and send that report to… the Crown Office to determine whether to prosecute itself or not.

And readers, it’s increasingly hard to argue that a country whose leaders and chief justice officers are beyond the law is a country in any fit state for independence.

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    1. Robert Hughes says:

      ” Enough said – about as reliable and trustworthy as a Holyrood minister.”

      I’ll generously assume you’re referring to Wikipedia .

      ” Amazing ” how ANYTHING that contradicts the hegemonic Neo/Con/Lib narrative is labelled * Conspiracy Theory *

      Even more amazing that people who ought to know better – having seen ACTUAL savage conspiracies here in * Bonnie * Jockland , are so compliant in acquiescing to this garbage .

    2. Ottomanboi says:

      This is why Sturgeon should be «swatted».
      https://archive.ph/3yLtM
      She is not interested in independence for her country.
      In that regard she is full of conceit and deceit.
      If Scots are unable to see her guile through the posturing «globalist» theatrics they are indeed very wet behind the political ears.

    3. Mark Boyle says:

      Breeks says: 16 May, 2022 at 11:28 am

      <em:

      Mark Boyle says:
      16 May, 2022 at 11:18 am
      Breeks:

      To quote from Wikipedia ….

      Ha! Ha! Ha!

      The Oracle has spoken…

      Like I said (but you clipped off), any port in a storm, but I wasn’t wanting to set off any of the Vlad fangroupies had I elaborated any further.

      The Greyzone is little more than Max Blumenthal’s jumped up blog as he dives further and further down into tinhat territory. He regularly contributes to both those ever so reliable sources for sober and unbiased reporting, RT and Sputnik.

      He also contributes to China’s CGTN (its English language propaganda shill about how wonderful life is in the genocidal “People’s Republic”) and Al Jazeera (so long as he’s slagging off something to do with Jews). The Poles have dubbed him since 2014 as “Putin’s Useful Idiot” – precisely because The Greyzone appeared under a month after Blumenthal visited the Kremlin, after which he began spouting whatever revisionist crap and conspiracy theories best suited Mad Vlad’s desire to sow division within western democracies.

      He’s one of those people like Galloway who has made a career out of backing whoever is in the bad books of the west for the sake of it – little more than a professional Lord Haw Haw.

    4. Breeks says:

      Ottomanboi says:
      16 May, 2022 at 12:09 pm
      This is why Sturgeon should be «swatted».
      https://archive.ph/3yLtM
      She is not interested in independence for her country.
      In that regard she is full of conceit and deceit.
      If Scots are unable to see her guile through the posturing «globalist» theatrics they are indeed very wet behind the political ears.

      But, but,… before the elections she promised a new Indy Campaign!

      She’s taking the absolute piss, and the numpties lap it up.

    5. Breeks says:


      Mark Boyle says:
      16 May, 2022 at 12:47 pm

      He’s one of those people like Galloway who has made a career out of backing whoever is in the bad books of the west for the sake of it – little more than a professional Lord Haw Haw.

      Ok tell me what he’s got wrong or made up in that article… In your own time. Show your sources too, …like he did.

    6. Ottomanboi says:

      MARK BOYLE
      You do not have to be a Putin fan to work out the why of his initiatives. NATO manoeuvres are currently under way in the Baltic states, they were scheduled before recent events. Manoeuvres of the kind have been taking place in Eastern Europe for a decade. Hardly suggestive of peaceable intent. US involvement aka meddling in the Caucasus and Central Asia has added fuel to forces of destabilization on Russia’s borders.
      America through its goons in Nato wishes Russia brought to heal. Putin is unwilling to oblige.
      You have to be a rabid Russophobe not to see the deliberate provocation going on.
      The US economy is now on a war footing and its military industry is ecstatic. Not much is needed to start a major, possibly global war.
      Btw «Mad Vlad» is so BrutNat Daily Mail so we get where you are coming from.

    7. James Che. says:

      Gregor.
      Scot renewables.

      Nice to someone keeping an eye on the correlation between NS speeches and those imposing the great reset on nearly every country including Scotland,

      Independence of Scotlands people and country cannot at one and the same time, be led by by NS following the dictats of the both the great reset and Scottish independence, the just do not tally up.

      She can been seen to feed Scots the speil and the carrots.

    8. Ottomanboi says:

      Before Ukrain hit the news, alarm bells about the kind of country it was were already sounding. https://www.thenation.com/article/politics/neo-nazis-far-right-ukraine/
      Nicola Sturgeon ought to do some basic research before she preaches from her pulpit on stuff so suspiciously «on message».
      Job seeking?

    9. James Che. says:

      Scots Law,

      TREASON.

      1) Theft in Landed men.
      2) Murder in Trust.
      3) Wilful fire raising.
      4) Firing coalheughs.
      5) Assassination.

      TREASON ACT 1708, Parliament of Great Britain.
      Section 1) Abolished the Scottish Offenses, in Scotland and replaced and introduced the definition of English law of treason and high treason which was passed on 1st may 1744.

      Both of these Treason Acts by the Parliament of Great Britain Breached the treaty of the union.

    10. James Che. says:

      The corruption of blood . was a english Act and Law.

      But it was not Abolished until 1814, after the treaty of the union, by the Parliament of Great Britain.

      This Act transferred peoples land, property and belongings to the Crown. Should anyone commit certain crimes,
      By passing children or fathers to inherit family property,

      This law was not Scots law, but could have been applied under the Parliament of Great Britain to Scotland.

    11. Breeks says:

      https://archive.ph/2nEph

      Lousy decision by Sweden to end 200 years of neutrality just to join in NATO’s expansion at a time when the biggest threat to peace is NATO’s expansion.

      I wonder however whether the sudden surge by everybody and their dog to join NATO is just political ballast being deliberately orchestrated to give the West some leverage on Russia in potential peace negotiations. Makes sense if it is, but bloody frightening development if it’s not.

    12. Republicofscotland says:

      “The Greyzone is little more than Max Blumenthal’s jumped up blog as he dives further and further down into tinhat territory”

      Mark Boyle@12.47pm.

      It was Blumenthal that exposed the White Helmets for what they are, the Times of Israel branded him an anti-Zionist, and Jimmy Wale’s Wikipedia via Phil Cross (a group of establishment drones/bots for whom is unknown yet, that edits truth seekers wiki pages such as Craig Murray’s) has great interest in Blumenthal.

      Of course when Blumenthal exposed the White Helmets for what they are and the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights as a one man band running from a clothes shop in Coventry, the White Helmets founder James Le Mesurier had to be suicided in 2019, Le Mesurier worked variously for Nato and was an SIS employee.

      By the way, the White Helmets are in Ukraine training their counterparts on how to stage events and provide disinformation

      Don’t get me started on the Uyghurs shite you’ve been rabbiting on about as true.

    13. Republicofscotland says:

      Breeks @3.28pm.

      Breeks.

      Don’t be fooled Sweden was anything but neutral.

      “Some Swedes were in fact engaged in close collaboration with Nazi Germany and their government deliberately chose to draw a thick veil over their activities when the war ended.

      What has particularly shocked and disgusted many people in the run-up to the Stockholm conference on the Holocaust is a television documentary exposing how several hundred Swedish soldiers volunteered to fight on the German side during the war. Some worked as guards at Treblinka, the concentration camp where 900,000 Jews were murdered.

      The Swedish authorities, it has now emerged, never attempted to investigate the deeds of these soldiers when the true horror of Nazi Germany came to light.”

      https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/murky-truth-of-how-a-neutral-sweden-covered-up-its-collaboration-with-nazis-5372299.html

    14. Ottomanboi says:

      Serving two masters leads to «doublethink».
      https://off-guardian.org/2022/05/15/the-subtleties-of-anti-russia-leftist-rhetoric/
      Doublethink aka the New Normality. Add a jigger of woke and shake up that perfect new fascist cocktail.

    15. John Main says:

      @Republicofscotland 16 May, 2022 at 4:35 pm

      Tell you what Repo.

      Publish us a list of the European countries that have or have had Nazis, neo-Nazis, or paleo-Nazis in them somewhere at some time or other.

      Then we can all join with you in calling for Holy Mother Russia to flatten them and enslave their populations; men, women, old, young, senile, still at the crawling stage. They will all have it coming.

      Of course, poor wee Scotland will be on that list too, but no stone must be left unturned, eh Repo, in your foam-flecked drive for whatever it is you actually want?

    16. John Main says:

      @Ottomanboi 16 May, 2022 at 4:59 pm

      Many people believe use of “fascist” is indicative of somebody who has little real idea about what she/he writes/speaks.

      It’s just a lazy insult that has become devalued to worthlessness by overuse.

      All it really means these days is “somebody who I don’t agree with”.

    17. James Che. says:

      This will give you clues to how from roman times to present day war comes about,

      Common/ s, common man, the common people or masses.

      The ordinary person in a community or nation who did not have any significant social status,
      Especially if you were not a member of Royalty, , Nobility, nor any part of Aristocrats such as the Clergy. Whom mainly came from royalty.
      The three estates of the realm. ( like Scotland had )
      The three fold stratification was,

      Those that preyed. Those that worked and those that fought.
      Britain still has these medieval structures in place as supporting The British Empire attitudes in 2022 to war for the sake of it, because thats what a group of toffs do as a job.

    18. James Che. says:

      Did david cameron in a interview once that he was a zionist on tv.

    19. twathater says:

      Sturgeon getting glad handed and boosting her profile for her CV TELLING the world how to SAVE the world , meanwhile back home her government and ministers are displaying a level of incompetence competing with WM and the bozo clown show to PROVE that they can mirror and even better the stupidity and incompetence WM are renowned for

      IMO she knows her time is up with her lies of an indy ref in 2023 fading rapidly (even the sycophants and apologists are looking restless) she is looking for that bolthole of world statesmanship (is the gender definition correct) to SCURRY TO

      It is nice to see Scotsrenewables has removed the snp sturgeon sunshades from his eyes and has rejoined the REAL independence supporters who are NOT party groupies or cultists but ordinary citizens that just want freedom for THEIR COUNTRY or in other words PATRIOTS

    20. Ruby says:

      John Main says:
      16 May, 2022 at 5:06 pm

      @Republicofscotland 16 May, 2022 at 4:35 pm

      Tell you what Repo.

      Publish us a list of the European countries that have or have had Nazis, neo-Nazis, or paleo-Nazis in them somewhere at some time or other.

      Is that not a ridiculous question? Are you suggesting that the BNP can be compared to the Nazis in Ukraine.

      When I first read your question I thought you were asking which European countries had Nazis in power at some time or another.

      The ones I knew of were Germany, France & Spain.

      I believe the Russians did help out in getting shot of the Nazis in France & Germany. Not sure what attempts they made in Spain. I might Google it and let you know.

    21. Dan says:

      @ twathater

      How anyone can still have confidence in any of the fustian utterances she/ her / burner of (wo)mandates emits is beyond me.
      I’m not investing any savings in a national savings bank
      I’m not paying a national energy company for my overpriced leccy
      I’m no longer an EU citizen or even living in the single market
      I even tried dating a transwoman with the hope of increasing Scotland’s younger population, but immediately noticed “docking port” issues, so someone is defo selling pups on that transwomen are women score.

      I’m guessing launching a liferaft to lead and save oor country from all this unfloding shit is jist too much of an ask, but then again, as can be seen by the ferry fiasco, I’m not sure I’d trust her to launch a lifefraft as she’d probably Muriel Gray it anyway…

      OT Guessing last week’s “removal” of the old Burntisland crane was organised by the same ferry fiasco folk seeing as it went so well.

    22. Ruby says:

      As promised I Google how the Russians helped Spain.

      The Nationalists were supported by Mussolini’s Italy and Nazi Germany. The Republicans received aid from the Soviet Union as well as from the International Brigades, composed of volunteers from Europe and North America.

      The Soviets also sent more than 2,000 personnel and $81,000,000 in financial aid, the armory, mainly tank crews and pilots, who actively participated in combat for the Republicans

      Soviet Union and the Spanish Civil War
      https://spartacus-educational.com/SPrussia.htm

    23. Ruby says:

      Sturgeon isn’t going to get job with all this going on:

      https://tinyurl.com/289aj47k

      She will be pipped at the post like Mhairi Hunter.

      A transwoman will get the job every time!

    24. John Main says:

      @Breeks says 16 May, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      “the biggest threat to peace is NATO’s expansion”

      Oh FFS. There was me thinking there was a war on, but no, Breeks still calls it peace.

      Where’s Gregs with a dictionary definition post when you really need him?

    25. Ottomanboi says:

      JOHN MAIN
      True, «fascist» may be a handy portmanteau insult for ideas a person does not like but fascist may also refer to that insidious trend towards corporatist ideology, a petrie dish of ideas picked from right and left that classic italian fascism cultured as a new creation between capitalism and socialism skillfully perfected by an overseeing, all seeing «administration».
      The notion of a pseudo hegelian synthesis of «the best of left and right» is to be found in the «neo-humanitarianism» of the WEF, the Davos «world leaders» élites, American globalist capitalism transformed by so called woke sentiment.
      Fascism is anti intellectual in so far as it does not require its subjects to think, thinking, if required, being done by the state apparatus and the great minds of the chosen.
      Fascism is where self styled left and right requisition democracy’s bed, mate and beget their chimaera.
      Aw! its got its parents eye.

    26. Ruby says:

      https://archive.ph/N3nAE

      “He said: “We stand on this platform as unionists opposed to the protocol. We may differ on other points, we may have different emphasis and priorities, but we stand here this evening united against the protocol. I know many of you out there – and you have different allegiances, you belong to different bands, you support different football teams, for all I know there may even be some blue men here this evening.”

      I have just been reading the above and I had to Google to find what he meant by ‘blue men’ Does that really men ‘non white’ I thought it meant protestant but it didn’t make sense because he said ‘you support different football teams’ which I presume covered the catholic/protestant thing

    27. Mark Boyle says:

      Ruby says: 16 May, 2022 at 6:11 pm

      John Main says: 16 May, 2022 at 5:06 pm

      @Republicofscotland 16 May, 2022 at 4:35 pm

      Tell you what Repo.

      Publish us a list of the European countries that have or have had Nazis, neo-Nazis, or paleo-Nazis in them somewhere at some time or other.

      Is that not a ridiculous question? Are you suggesting that the BNP can be compared to the Nazis in Ukraine.

      When I first read your question I thought you were asking which European countries had Nazis in power at some time or another.

      The ones I knew of were Germany, France & Spain.

      I believe the Russians did help out in getting shot of the Nazis in France & Germany. Not sure what attempts they made in Spain. I might Google it and let you know.

      Pity the Russians helped the Nazis get into Poland in the first place, circa 1939 and the Ribbentrop-Molotov Pact. To say nothing of the Soviets backing for Hitler (cheap timber and ore) being crucial in the so-called Nazi “economic miracle” before the 2nd World War (Hitler and Stalin sharing the same little mindset problem with Jews …)

      It always makes me laugh when the Vlad apologists try playing the Nazi card against anyone else. Russia was the nation which turned anti-Semitism into a sport (for those of you who have never saw the musical “Fiddler On The Roof”) between 1881-84 when they had two hundred pogroms alone and 690 between 1903-06.

      James Gibson in the British Journal of Political Science of March 2007 warned that despite centuries of promises to behave, the Russians have never got over their addiction to blaming Jews for everything whenever the economy turns sour, or when some autocrat (Tsar, dictator or wannabe) wants to be the strongman needing a scapegoat to show their might upon.

    28. Ruby says:

      John Main says:
      16 May, 2022 at 6:48 pm

      @Breeks says 16 May, 2022 at 3:28 pm

      “the biggest threat to peace is NATO’s expansion”

      Oh FFS. There was me thinking there was a war on, but no, Breeks still calls it peace.

      Let me help you out. What Breeks means is ‘world peace’ dah!
      I could sign off by saying ‘happy to help’ but I really would prefer if you engaged your brain and stopped making ‘skid marks’ all over this forum.

    29. Ruby says:

      Mark Boyle says:

      It always makes me laugh when the Vlad apologists try playing the Nazi card against anyone else. Russia was the nation which turned anti-Semitism into a sport (for those of you who have never saw the musical “Fiddler On The Roof”) between 1881-84 when they had two hundred pogroms alone and 690 between 1903-06.

      You’ve lost me now! Are you saying the Russians are nazis? I presume there are two sides to this current argument here on ‘Wings Over Ukraine’ you call one side ‘Vlad apologists’ also know as ‘Putin’s Poodles’ what would you call the other side the one you support?

    30. Ruby says:

      Mark Boyle says:

      James Gibson in the British Journal of Political Science of March 2007 warned that despite centuries of promises to behave, the Russians have never got over their addiction to blaming Jews for everything whenever the economy turns sour, or when some autocrat (Tsar, dictator or wannabe) wants to be the strongman needing a scapegoat to show their might upon.

      That sounds a lot like Scotland and the Tories.



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