Festive Crackers from Ludo


Every festive feast should have some festive ‘crackers’ (The Times ‘news’paper and the Lib. Dems have kindly provided these) – and within the crackers there should be some cringe-worthy jokes – step forward exactly on cue Alex Cole-Hamilton MSP: See links and snippets below:


MOSCOW (UrduPoint News / Sputnik – 24th December, 2018) The Times newspaper published on Sunday a list of journalists working at Sputnik’s UK bureau in Edinburgh with their photos as well as an appeal from Alex Cole-Hamilton, a member of the Scottish parliament from Scottish Liberal Democrats, to deprive Sputnik internet radio station and RT broadcaster of their assets in the United Kingdom.


Cole-Hamilton, who is in charge of issues related to healthcare, has, in particular, accused Sputnik’s UK bureau of being engaged in “information war” against the United Kingdom.

“Organisations such as Sputnik and RT pump out propaganda backed by Vladimir Putin [the Russian president] and have been complicit in the cover-up of events from human rights breaches to the Russian invasion of Crimea. Other countries have taken a tougher line on the assets of Russian nationals than we have in the UK. The UK government must look again at what can be done,” Cole-Hamilton said as quoted by the media outlet.
The lawmaker called on the UK authorities to seize the assets of RT and Sputnik in the United Kingdom in order to prevent these media from operating in the country.


The Times names & shames Sputnik journalists in appalling McCarthyist hit-piece
Published time: 24 Dec, 2018 14:07

The Times has hit a new Russia-bashing low, publishing a hit piece on the Moscow funded outlet Sputnik. The ‘name and shame’ article lists eight employees of Sputnik, complete with their photos and full names.

The story published on Sunday by one of the most respectable British newspapers is your usual attack on Russia and its foreign outreach efforts, described, of course, as propaganda. Technically it reports on the controversy over Integrity Initiative, the UK-funded psyop pushing London-favored narratives under the guise of fighting ‘Russian disinformation’. But it also focuses on the British-based branch of Sputnik, a news website and internet radio station funded by Moscow

Halfway through the story you find a collage of eight employees of Sputnik: Some of them from management, some correspondents and one who is the head of the IT department, complete with their full names. The Times also gives an approximate location of Sputnik’s office in Edinburgh. A possible reason for that? Sputnik – so the Times says – was “among the first to report details of the hack” of Integrity Initiative. “It has fuelled suspicion that Russia was behind the hack and used its media outlets to amplify its impact,” according to the Times.https://www.rt.com/news/447300-times-targets-sputnik-employees/

LibDem? – How VERY liberal – How VERY democratic.

Happy Festive Season one and all – (including Mr. Cole-Hamilton)

Ed: More on Mr Hamilton:

It’s the Alex ‘Scurvyman’ Cole-Hamilton, One-man-pressure Show host and ‘Free Pussy Riot’ activist!!!!!!



5 thoughts on “Festive Crackers from Ludo

  1. Alasdair Macdonald December 26, 2018 / 3:26 pm

    The ‘threat of the Russian bear’ is a long standing trope amongst ‘British’ politicians, via their compliant media, since the days of ‘The Great Game’ in the mid 19th century, with the Afghan Wars. On this occasion, it is a project fear strategy, to divert attention from the shenanigans of Brexit and the stripping of human rights that is intended. It is to take advantage of the jingoistic feelings that are springing up in England – the fear of strangers, the othering, the xenophobic bile.

    The tacit axiom of the paradigm is the ‘WE’ are by definition in the right and thar foreigners should know their place. The fact the Russia could have done things in its own interests is seen as BAD is axiomatic by the xenophobes. Remember the words of the song belted out at the Last Nightof the Proms: “When Britain, FIRST, at HEAVEN’S COMMAND, arose from out the azure main …. and guardian angels sang this strain: RULE BRITANNIA, BRITANNIA RULE THE WAVES ….”

    Of course, by pointing this out, I will be deemed ‘proRussian’ or an ‘apologist for Putin’. This is the classic false dichotomy – you’re either for us or you’re agin us, or why regain independence only to hand powers over to Brussels.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Stuart Mcnicoll December 27, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Of course when, what’s now known as Scotland, first rose out of the waves, it was part of the Americas. It slammed, very, very slowly into, what’s now known as England, where Hadrians wall sits.

      The word Britain, is a foreign word, but don’t tell the send brits, as they may get a bit upset.


  2. Toni Young December 27, 2018 / 1:53 pm

    Cole-Hamilton is my MSP. I really wish he had stuck to his guns and not conned my neighbours into voting for him. Having said that, I can’t find anyone who admits to actually giving him their vote!


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