by Kevin Williamson There has been conflicting opinions recently regarding an Independent Scotland’s membership status of the EU. Below, in a document written on 24th Sep 2012 and subsequently published by the UK government on 17th Oct 2012, Graham Avery,… Read More ›
Archive for October 2012
It was announced earlier today that Scotland’s turnip-in-charge, Craig Levein, will have his future decided (terminated surely?) by the SFA over the next few days. This is just the latest in an incomprehensible sequence of events at SFA HQ. Levein… Read More ›
by Ian Brotherhood The British Broadcasting Corporation will not survive ‘Savilegate’. Internal inquiries are ongoing. Reports will emerge in due course etc, but we’ve witnessed this process often enough: the subject of the inquiry is a vital pillar of The… Read More ›
Sanctions imposed on Iran’s banks and financial institutions could lead to a humanitarian crisis, write Muhammad Sahimi and Eskandar Sadeghi-Boroujerdi THE UNFOLDING HUMAN CATASTROPHE IN IRAN Iran still imports a significant amount of wheat, rice and other food products and if the sanctions… Read More ›
Although this article by Peter Geoghegan asks if a London government carrying out austerity measures should be doing something about offshore tax evasion we’re re-publishing it on Bella because it poses another vital but as yet unanswered question: What could/would… Read More ›
The 16TH EDINBURGH INDEPENDENT RADICAL BOOK FAIR opened tonight at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Dalmeny Street, Leith and runs until Sunday 28th October. As always its chocabloc full of diverse events, films, speakers, theatre, spoken word, and books, books,… Read More ›
by Kevin Williamson The resignation of Jean Urquhart MSP and John Finnie MSP from the SNP over last weekend’s NATO U-turn must have come like a thunderbolt out of the blue to Holyrood, to the political commentariat, and not least… Read More ›
In a world full of cheap diversions, horror stories and looming anxieties, we actually have a rare chance in our lives to bring about a change for the better in our immediate conditions. And in a way which simply requires us to be thoughtful Scottish citizens, to our fullest and richest degree…
Part of our altMod2012 series. L.I.N.U.X. from the 2012 album ‘Dùisg’ by Oi Polloi
This photo from this historic day just cries out for a caption competition … your thoughts are welcome …
Disruption: break, an act of interrupting the continuity.
Anas Sarwar losing the plot on live TV – starts bitter and defensive and descends quickly – isn’t this the sort of negativity that lost them two elections?
A Letter from Pyongyang …
HOW TO VOTE FOR EWAN MORRISON’S TALES FROM THE MALL FOR WINNER OF THE GUARDIAN’S NOT THE BOOKER PRIZE IN 7 EASY STEPS (it might seem complicated but only takes 10 minutes!): 1. Go to the relevant Guardian page (hard… Read More ›
HIGH ENERGY EVASIVE MANOUEVRES by George Gunn As Scotland creeps closer to her date with constitutional destiny and the referendum in 2014 just how everyday reality is reported in the media continues to descend into the tragic comedy of bad… Read More ›