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  • Commentary

    The Gummy Bear Omnishambles

    By Mike Small How have things changed in a few short months? Ireland, supposed European cradle of reactionary […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 24th May'15 1
  • 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 […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 23rd May'15 0
  • Poetry

    Caledonian Safari

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

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 23rd May'15 0
  • 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 […]

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

    Selling Britain

    One of the things that’s happened that makes the whole concept of ‘Britain’ untenable is that it’s been […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd May'15 2
  • Commentary

    Outfoxing the Barbarians

    By Ian Dey Damned if you do, damned if you don’t. Vote against repeal of the Hunting Act, […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd May'15 19
  • Commentary

    Football Focus

    By Mike Small Two stories in the Scotsman today are hard to reconcile. In the first newly anointed […]

    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 […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 21st May'15 22
  • Commentary

    SNP and the Unions

    By Bill Ramsay Much of the discourse around the future development of the relationship between the SNP and […]

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

    End Games

    A month is a long time in politics. Lesley Riddoch on the Jim Murphy debacle. So Jim Murphy […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 16th May'15 75
  • Commentary

    Some Advice for Kezia

    By Peter Arnott As a once upon a time Labour supporter, I sincerely hope that what I’m writing […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 16th May'15 10
  • Commentary

    Where do we go from here?

    By James McEnaney How the potential of the Scottish Left can be realised in a new movement for […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th May'15 41
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  • Commentary

    There is no SNP wrecking strategy

    As David Cameron arrives in Scotland on the day Andy Coulson’s trial for #perjury he’s supposed to have […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th May'15 33
  • Arts & Culture

    Democracy by Design

    A profile of graphic artist Stewart Bremner, a short film by Phantom Power…   If you like Bella […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th May'15 1
  • Commentary

    Back to the Future?

    By Cat Boyd Last Thursday, it finally dawned on the remaining majority of Labour activists that they had […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th May'15 32
  • Economics

    Who won the Election?

    By Ian Dey Nicola Sturgeon? David Cameron? Think again! The financial elite won this election; or rather, the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th May'15 30
  • Uncategorised

    Tory Telly and Short Money

    By Mike Small We’ve lived through a huge election process with winners and losers. People move on and […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th May'15 10
  • Commentary

    A Scottish Satyagraha

    This statement from RIC amounts to a Scottish Satyagraha. While the focus has rightly been on the extraordinary parliamentary […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th May'15 18
  • Economics
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th May'15 2
  • Commentary

    Moving Forward

    By Mike Small Old power works like a currency. It is held by few. Once gained, it is […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th May'15 5
  • Commentary

    Who Helped the Scotsman Fly

    (an Open Letter to the People of Scotland from the People of the Forgotten Comhairle) by Warren Draper If […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th May'15 12
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    By Bella Caledonia Editor 12th May'15 45
  • Events

    Now What?

    Two great gatherings coming up this week about the massive political events we’re going through. If you have other events coming […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 11th May'15 13
  • Commentary

    Independence or Barbarism

    By Mike Small John Swinney isn’t Che Guevara. Angus Robertson isn’t Slavoj Žižek. Owen Paterson, the famously climate-denialist […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 10th May'15 68
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