independence – self-determination – autonomy


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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 7
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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 11
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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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    Thinking Inside the Box

    On only the very first day of 2017, the political scene on Scottish Twitter seemed to be in full-flow silly season. Like the daftie I […]

    Iain Robertson 3rd Jan'17 65
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    Alvaro Huertas and Svenja Meyerricks 2nd Jan'17 3
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    Allan Grogan 2nd Jan'17 21
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    30th Dec'16 47
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    Bella’s Review of the Year

    Bella’s review of the year in full – from the Melting Pot, Edinburgh, December 21 Panel 1 – Joyce McMillan, Andy Wightman, Heather Burns, Christopher […]

    24th Dec'16 9
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    Merry Christmas from Bella

    As we hurtle towards a boozy-Yule I just wanted to say a tinselly thanks to all our readers and writers and to everyone who has […]

    Mike Small 24th Dec'16 16
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    I wandered back to the crinkly brain soaked in a jar. All the experiences of the world happen here in this faint grey galaxy of […]

    Paul Tritschler 22nd Dec'16 10

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