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  • Gender

    Bus Stop Birmingham Debate

    By @pastachips It’s just a bus stop advert – but the reaction to it has felt alarmingly vitriolic. The advert I’m talking about is this […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th May'15 2
  • Economics
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th May'15 5
  • Commentary


    As Sir Malcolm Bruce (“He misconducted himself as a Minister”).splutters a truly dismal assessment of public office on live national radio, saying that if we […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th May'15 57
  • Media

    Alternative Media Futures?

    “If the public knew the truth about the way certain sections of the media operate, they would be absolutely horrified.” – Alastair Campbell We probably know […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 25th May'15 16
  • Europe


    By Mike Small “What would the world’ve thought of Scotland if we’d disenfranchised English or EU migrants for #indyref?” asks the Herald’s chief reporter David […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 25th May'15 23
  • Commentary

    The Gummy Bear Omnishambles

    By Mike Small How have things changed in a few short months? Ireland, supposed European cradle of reactionary catholic conservatism has delivered an inspiring celebration […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 24th May'15 34
  • Land Ownership

    Rights on the Margin of Existence

    Cultural imperialism has become so sedimented into public and private life in Scotland; it goes largely unquestioned.  @IainMacKinnon75 investigates. “It is very encouraging to hear […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 23rd May'15 28
  • Poetry

    Caledonian Safari

    Raymond Harris wrote this after hearing that 432 people own 50% of Scotland. You’re only an urban audience, Streets of postcode – lottery free. How […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 23rd May'15 1
  • Land Ownership

    On SamCam, Mugabe and Rob Roy

    By Mike Small It’s not exactly a shock to discover that the pathetic Alistair Carmichael was behind the botched French Ambassador leak against Nicola Sturgeon […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd May'15 24
  • Review

    Selling Britain

    One of the things that’s happened that makes the whole concept of ‘Britain’ untenable is that it’s been sold. Sold off and sold out. So […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd May'15 4
  • Commentary

    Outfoxing the Barbarians

    By Ian Dey Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Vote against repeal of the Hunting Act, and be damned for interfering in English […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd May'15 24
  • Commentary

    Football Focus

    By Mike Small Two stories in the Scotsman today are hard to reconcile. In the first newly anointed Dave King announces that (just three years […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd May'15 5
  • Environmental Justice

    True Grid

    Mike MacKenzie on how a lack of interconnectivity is losing us economic and ecological advantage, and it’s happening for narrow, short-term political reasons. There is […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 21st May'15 31
  • Commentary

    SNP and the Unions

    By Bill Ramsay Much of the discourse around the future development of the relationship between the SNP and the Scottish Trade Union movement is being […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 19th May'15 21
  • Commentary
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 18th May'15 17

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