independence – self-determination – autonomy


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    We the People of Shetland

    AN OPEN LETTER from the pressure group “We the People of Shetland” calling on political parties in the isles to back their call for a […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 29th May'15 1
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    Confessions of a Justified Singer

    By Mike Cullen You’re driving along the motorway in a line of cars in the outside lane and everyone is doing 80 mph. Unfortunately, you’re […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 27th May'15 19
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    The White Stuff

    By Mike Small Michael White of the Guardian yesterday gave us all a master class in elite media condescension. In a piece dripping with contempt […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 27th May'15 65
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    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 78
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    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 35
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    End Games

    A month is a long time in politics. Lesley Riddoch on the Jim Murphy debacle. So Jim Murphy has gone. Like the grinning cat from […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 16th May'15 76
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    Some Advice for Kezia

    By Peter Arnott As a once upon a time Labour supporter, I sincerely hope that what I’m writing right now will be fish and chip […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 16th May'15 10
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    Where do we go from here?

    By James McEnaney How the potential of the Scottish Left can be realised in a new movement for the 21st Century The feeling of shock […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th May'15 41
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    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 committed while at Downing Street begins, Jamie […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th May'15 33
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    Back to the Future?

    By Cat Boyd Last Thursday, it finally dawned on the remaining majority of Labour activists that they had lost all credibility as Scotland’s social democratic […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th May'15 32

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