Previously, I have written about various oddities in the case which saw Craig Murray imprisoned for contempt of court. One such quirk is the very concept of 'jigsaw identification'. This 'offence' occurs when details are published which when combined with other details already in the public domain can lead to the identification of a person … Continue reading Quirks and charms
While it can be gratifying to watch the performances of the best in any area of human endeavour, it can also be a jarring reminder of one's own deficiencies. As I watched and listened to Craig Murray address assembled well-wishers and by way of various media, the world on his release from HMP Edinburgh yesterday … Continue reading Bearing up
The jailing of Craig Murray hasn't only raised serious questions about Scotland's justice system, it has made vexed the matter of what constitutes journalism and who is entitled to call themselves or be regarded as a practitioner of journalism. The issue of the justice system I leave for another time. And perhaps for another writer. … Continue reading What is a journalist?
My letter published in The National today. The concept of “jigsaw identification” necessarily implies a number of components. There is no such thing as a one-piece jigsaw puzzle. This being so, if one piece (piece A) constitutes jigsaw identification only in conjunction with at least one other piece (piece B) then it follows as an … Continue reading Selective prosecution
There has been an unmistakably concerted effort to take Alex Salmond out of the political equation. A project which goes far beyond the bounds of even the most Machiavellian of political machinations.