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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
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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.


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:Censorship and Freedom of Speechblog postCensorship
Tony Blair
1 October 2008Craig Murray
Document:All Pretence is Over in Persecution of AssangeWikispooks PageJulian 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:Chelsea and Julian are in Jail. History postChelsea Manning
Julian Assange
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:First Recorded Successful Novichok Synthesis was in 2016 – By Iran, in Cooperation with the OPCWblog postNovichok
Theresa May
Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
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 FarWikispooks PageHezbollah
Sajid Javid
2006 Lebanon War
Israel/Defense Forces
Jeremy Corbyn
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:Huawei Hypocrisyblog postGavin Williamson
Theresa May
Nick Clegg
Edward Snowden
Julian Assange
Meng Wanzhou
National Security Agency
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 UnionArticleEuropean Union
Mariano Rajoy
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
Salman Abedi
2017 Manchester bombing
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 DisgraceArticleIndex on Censorship
University of Dundee
Save the Children
The Times
The Guardian
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:Matthew Gould and the Plot to Attack IranwebpageMatthew Gould14 November 2011Craig Murray
Document:Metropolitan Police on 'Chepiga' and 'Mishkin'blog postSkripal Affair
Ruslan Boshirov
Alexander Petrov
Dawn Sturgess
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 postMohammed bin Salman
Donald Trump
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:Muellergate and the Discreet Lies of the BourgeoisieBlog postMuellergate
Carole Cadwalladr
Katharine Viner
Luke Harding
Robert Mueller
Paul Manafort
Julian Assange
Dirty dossier
Sergei Skripal
Cambridge Analytica
Integrity Initiative
William Binney
Ed Loomis
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:On the Pavement with Wikileaksblog postWikileaks
Julian Assange
Chelsea Manning
Kristinn Hrafnsson
Lenin 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 postPalestine
Theresa May
Mahmoud Abbas
Jake Wallis Simons
Mark Lewis
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
Dirty dossier
Skripal Affair
Pablo Miller
28 April 2018Clive Ponting
Craig Murray
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:The Four Horsemen Gallop Byblog postTheresa May
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 postFrancisco Franco
Mariano Rajoy
The Establishment
Corporate media
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 Intellectual Dishonesty of the GuardiancommentThe Guardian
Stephen Burgen
Jennifer Rankin
31 October 2017Craig Murray
Document:The Price of Peaceblog postAnglo-Irish Agreement
Good Friday Agreement
Centre for Policy Studies
Michael Gove
European Research Group
Democratic Unionist Party
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 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:Where They Tell You Not to Lookblog postDirty dossier
Skripal Affair
Gordon Corera
Luke Harding
30 April 2018Craig MurrayCraig Murray's rule number one of real investigative journalism: 1. Look Where They Tell You Not to Look
Document:Why I am Convinced that Anna Ardin is a LiarWikispooks PageJulian Assange
Anna Ardin
Sofia Wilen
11 September 2012Craig MurrayTo those useful idiots who claim that the way to test these matters is in court, I would say of course, you are right, we should trust the state always, fit-ups never happen, and we should absolutely condemn the disgraceful behaviour of those who campaigned for the Birmingham Six


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