independence – autonomy – self-determination


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    Ultimo Democracy

    ‘Our’ governing institutions are now stuffed with Moat-cleaners, lackeys, toadies and lickspittle has-beens. Welcome Michelle Mone, Lord Hague, failed Liberals, spads and donors: the patronage […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 28th Aug'15 32
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    The McColm Principle

    The Scottish media are struggling. The Scotsman illustrated their article about RISE with a photo of Tommy Sheridan (who has nothing to do with it). […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th Aug'15 35
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    The Case for Nationalising Oil

    For the Holyrood elections the left should focus on what is achievable within the confines of devolution but point to what could be achieved across […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th Aug'15 31
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    Yes Meet Jez

    Much space in the newspaper comment pages has been given over to speculation about what a Jeremy Corbyn-led Labour party would mean for Scotland’s independence […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 25th Aug'15 25
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    Important Update from the Orkney4

    When the Secretary of State for Scotland leaked a memo during the 2015 election campaign, this isn’t how it was meant to play out. Because […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Aug'15 34
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    Cautious Yet Muscular

    After the strange comedy spectacle of Gordon Brown’s oblique attack on Corbyn – the knives are still out for the poor leadership front-runner. Burnham, Kendall […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 19th Aug'15 8
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    An Internationalist Scottish Left

    On August 29th people from all over Scotland will come together to launch a new coalition of the left. One of the events taking place […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 19th Aug'15 15
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    Corbyn and Wormtongue

    You remember Peter Mandelson? Now Lordied he was the ultimate New Labour product and creator. The Grima Wormtongue of Blairite insiderdom positively bealing with toxic […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 17th Aug'15 13
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    Nothing New, Nothing Resolved

    Kezia Dugdale started her reign as leader of Scottish Labour by thanking all of her predecessors, and, it was a long list (she’s the eight […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 16th Aug'15 39
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    A Childcare Revolution?

    25 June 2015 saw the Commission for Childcare Reform delivered a letter of recommendations to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, and Secretary of State for Scotland […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 15th Aug'15 13
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    Tackling Islamophobia in Scotland

    Islamophobia is on the rise in Scotland. That is troubling enough. But what’s even more concerning is that many of those whom I would define […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Aug'15 52
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    To the Bridge

    Yesterday was my birthday. Usually, I remember them fairly well, since by design, they only come once a year. I can remember nothing concrete about […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 7th Aug'15 33
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    By Bella Caledonia Editor 6th Aug'15 8
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    The Cult of Change

    President Obama recently visited his fathers home country of Kenya, a welcome home for Obama, who Kenyans consider a long lost son. The homecoming however […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 1st Aug'15 17
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    By Bella Caledonia Editor 30th Jul'15 48

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