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  • Commentary

    Inner Selfie

    The basement of Waterstone’s is often my refuge. On the days where I feel brave enough for a weekend venture onto Princes Street, I’m often […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Jul'15 2
  • Commentary

    Ugly Thersites

    You know the political ground has moved in Scottish political life when one of the most eye-catching banners to be seen at the recent anti-austerity […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Jul'15 5
  • Commentary

    Whatever Happened to the Tories, Ma?

    All the way through the referendum, I could feel my Tory ancestors tugging away at my insides somewhere. As I watched the various intimidating manoeuvres […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Jul'15 20
  • Economics

    Postcard from Ouranoupolis

    Here we are in Greece in the middle of something very very important. We often are. She’s Greek, I’m Irish, we’re married and we’ve been […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Jul'15 7
  • Economics
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Jul'15 3
  • Commentary
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 2nd Jul'15 25
  • Banking Crisis

    LOBO, nastier than an irate Wolf

    For those not in the know, Lobo is wolf in Spanish or, in English, Lender Option Borrower Option – a kind of loan offered by […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 1st Jul'15 2
  • International

    Fresh Talent 2: The Sequel

    When the Fresh Talent Work in Scotland Scheme (FTWISS) was announced by the then Scottish Executive in 2005, I was deputised to support it. From […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 1st Jul'15 2
  • Commentary

    What is a progressive?

    The word progressive has been doing so much rhetorical work lately that it’s worth asking what it means. Like many, I feel fond of the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 1st Jul'15 14
  • Collapsononics

    Austerity Europe v The People

    In true Greek fashion, the originators of democracy will hold a referendum this weekend to determine whether or not Greece accepts the terms of the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 30th Jun'15 20
  • #Indyref2

    #Indyref2 Research Project

    In a short nine months we’ve gone from a national debate characterised by limitless inquisitive energy, with new forces, sub-movements and alliances spawning each day, […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 30th Jun'15 72
  • Crofting
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 29th Jun'15 16
  • Common Good

    The Pope & Naomi Klein

    We think the Pope – Naomi Klein double-act (‘though shalt modify thine own fricking lifestyle’) easily trumps the Dalai Lama hanging out with Patti Smith […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 29th Jun'15 0
  • Human Rights
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 29th Jun'15 7

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