independence – self-determination – autonomy


  • Commentary

    The End of Privacy

    The idea that a post-Britain Scotland would be less secure than one associated with British foreign policy misadventure has been derided. Douglas Stuart Wilson explores […]

    Douglas Stuart Wilson 31st Oct'13 11
  • Commentary

    Losing the Heid

    Starting his work Bella George Rosie looks at the loss of strategic control of the Scottish economy. While the big guns of the Scottish and […]

    George Rosie 30th Oct'13 14
  • Collapsononics

    Fumes, Oligarchs and Resilience

    Several elements of the Grangemouth spectacle were on the edge of farce this week. MP Eric Joyce complaining that the people of the area “deserved […]

    Mike Small 26th Oct'13 12
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    Kevin Williamson 25th Oct'13 6
  • Commentary

    A Post First Past the Post Scotland

    Explaining the rise of the SNP has always been problematic for unionists. The most commonly used method is to decouple support for the party with […]

    Christopher Silver 25th Oct'13 7
  • Commentary

    British News

      Grangemouth doesn’t register on the British newsstand. Wrong country. It’s funny to see these front pages as a snap-shot. It makes me feel almost […]

    Mike Small 24th Oct'13 18
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    Mike Small 24th Oct'13 10
  • Commentary

    Grangemouth and Privatisation

    This past few days has seen one of the most illuminating news cycles of recent times for anyone remotely concerned with the workings of the […]

    J Simon Jones 23rd Oct'13 10
  • Commentary

    Altered State

    We continue our series publishing extracts from Closer. Mike Small argues that with cultural revival, growing consciousness of the roots of economic inequality and a […]

    Mike Small 22nd Oct'13 7
  • Commentary

    Laying Down a Marker

    Bella thinks Nicola Sturgeon’s speech yesterday represents a significant political moment. She has re-framed the independence debate and is thinking beyond the referendum. A very […]

    Mike Small 19th Oct'13 8
  • Commentary

    Both Sides of the Tweed

    Dick Gaughan has been at the heart of Scottish cultural revival through an uncompromising firebrand folk for thirty years and more. Iain Robson of the […]

    Iain Robson 14th Oct'13 7
  • Commentary

    Hit the North

    Orkney has been a safe Liberal and then Lib-Dem seat for as long as anyone up here has political memories. There was a time before […]

    Fiona MacInnes 13th Oct'13 9
  • Commentary

    The Snarling of the Euro Right

    Nigel Farage took his snake oil circus to Manchester for the Tory conference a couple of weeks ago. UKIP, the Bruges Group, the Forest pro-smoking […]

    Alyn Smith 13th Oct'13 6
  • Commentary

    Power Sharing

    On the day Scottish Southern Energy hikes gas and electricity bills by up to 10% for millions of households Bella explores a different path. The stranglehold […]

    Lucy Conway 10th Oct'13 18

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