independence – self-determination – autonomy


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    Mother Theresa

    “Listen to the speeches and the corridor conversations in Davos and it is hard to avoid the impression that the west — as a political […]

    Mike Small 20th Jan'17 1
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    In the Shadow

    John McLeod reflects on emotion in political writing and how we should respond to what Nicholas Boyle has described as a crisis in English identity […]

    John McLeod 20th Jan'17 10
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    Cry Freedom

    Remember when Scottish nationalists were laughed at for their crude historical references, and the very idea of self-determination was mocked as surely just a stepping-stone […]

    Mike Small 19th Jan'17 7
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    18th Jan'17 0
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    Shameful Xenophobic Nationalism

    On the day when Spain’s largest circulation newspaper – El Pais – accuses Theresa May of ‘shameful, xenophobic nationalism’ – and German politician Michael Fuchs […]

    Mike Small 18th Jan'17 16
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    The Irony lady

    Pat Kane on the crippling irony of England’s Dreaming. Such a strange spectacle yesterday. As May invoked “sovereignty”, “national self-determination”, “negotiating positions”, I wondered how […]

    Pat Kane 18th Jan'17 4
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    The Demographics of Independence

    This presentation by Dr Craig Dalzell (@thecommongreen)- ‘Demographics of Independence’ from the Scottish independence Convention’s Build 2017 conference – raises significant issues (and clarity) about […]

    18th Jan'17 6
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    Theresa’s Euro Gymn

    I’m a member of a fitness club. It was pretty good for a while, it’s only small, under 30 members. But I’m going to give […]

    17th Jan'17 2
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    Buckfast means Buckfast

    Just as we thought ‘thanks Christ 2016 is over’ and things can only get better (wait a minute, not that), 2017 emerges out of the […]

    Mike Small 17th Jan'17 23
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    Build Yes

    Maggie Chapman’s speech from the Scottish Independence Convention’s Build Yes conference. We do, indeed, need to build for independence. Everyday, all around us, we see […]

    Maggie Chapman 15th Jan'17 14
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    Border Crossing

    For Britain ‘taking back control’ from Brussels must mean exerting control over Edinburgh and Belfast argues Mike Small. As Tristram jogs on to the V&A […]

    Mike Small 13th Jan'17 42
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    Bella Caledonia 2007-2017

    Thanks to everyone for their support over the years, to the board members and writers who gave their time and to everybody who supported us […]

    Mike Small 8th Jan'17 65
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    George Gunn 5th Jan'17 8
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    2017 Decision Time

    Sturgeon’s wrong – in 2017, liberals have to decide which side they are on, argues Ben Wray. What are the major political challenges of 2017? […]

    Ben Wray 5th Jan'17 94

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