By Mike Small The start of the No campaign came after a month-long trail of visceral criticisms of the Yes Scotland launch. With a gushing media presence at the ready the packed room was led by ex Chancellor, Alistair Darling…. Read More ›
Archive for June 2012
The Union has infantalised Scotland, its politics and its people, to the extent that the grievances of the many are rarely articulated and even less frequently heard…
‘Why don’t you visit Euro 2012 and protest for us?‘ Ukrainian novelist Yuriy Andrukhovych by Sophie Cooke The diamond-encrusted presidential toilet is perhaps the most appropriate symbol of Viktor Yanukovych’s regime. Milan Kundera’s description of totalitarian kitsch as ‘the absolute… Read More ›
Thought we’d share this with you. Yesterday Bella Caledonia reached the milestone of a million page views since we launched in 2008. It’s quite humbling that an off-the-shelf blog run by two volunteers has grown like this. It was a… Read More ›
by Kevin Williamson If ever there was a need for patient debate and dialogue as well as positive campaigning the time is now. The official YES campaign is only a couple of weeks old and hasn’t yet found its feet… Read More ›
Isobel Lindsay on behalf of the Scottish Independence Convention comments on UK Labour leader Ed Milliband’s speech today (Thursday) defending the union: “Ed Milliband’s candy floss message managed to avoid any real political and socio-economic content. When Scots, after decades… Read More ›
By Doug Daniel The Scottish Parliament recently had a debate on Scotland’s future, in which pro-independence MSPs put forward positive and well-reasoned arguments (well, maybe not so much in Kenny Gibson’s case) for independence, and unionists put forward the usual… Read More ›
From: Anne Morrison Sent: 31 May 2012 16:38 To: Alan Bissett Subject: Re: Vote Britain Hi Alan Your poem ‘Vote Britain’ has been doing the rounds on facbook in one form or another, and I’m aware I’m perhaps being overly negative in my comments… Read More ›
Cannabis, lung cancer, and the wild misleading claims of the British Lung Foundation: An Open Letter To Kaye Adams
AN OPEN LETTER TO KAYE ADAMS ℅ BBC SCOTLAND Dear Kaye Adams Thanks for inviting me onto your BBC Scotland radio show this morning to discuss the alleged health risks associated with cannabis use. I’ll be straight up with… Read More ›
The jubilee is like extra strong cheap cider. It’ll take your mind off things very quickly but by god you’ll feel bad when you come to your senses. So if you are necking undilluted Brit propaganda this weekend, drink responsibly.
Gregor Gall outlines the socialist case for independence…
The day Scotland becomes independent and we, as a people, can begin the real job of constructing a future for our children’s children, this day should be marked by beacons being lit on every hill fuelled by copies of every available tabloid….