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  • English Culture
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Feb'14 4
  • English Culture

    Transylvania Fails to Bite

    Back in 2005 Michael Howard launched a truly horrible poster campaign asking ‘Are you thinking what we’re thinking?’ […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Jan'14 15
  • English Culture

    One Nationism Unleashed

    Our Kingdom recently published an article by David Rickard on English politics and identity. It’s an extraordinary piece […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 15th Aug'13 14
  • English Culture
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 15th Aug'13 12
  • Afghanistan

    Scotland UXB

    What was the point in fighting a War on Terror if your own allies were busy boiling people […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 29th May'13 3
  • Arts & Culture
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 15th May'13 4
  • Economics

    Escher Politics

    Under pressure from those who feel soiled by sharing a platform with the Tories (though oddly feel no […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 13th May'13 10
  • English Culture
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 29th Apr'13 47
  • Commentary

    Northern Exposure

    We’re celebrating George Osborne’s visit to Scotland to threaten us (see Ian Bell’s response here) with a look […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 23rd Apr'13 7
  • English Culture

    Separatism

    Cameron’s ‘Eurovision’ is a fundamental misreading of the mood of the nation (sic). While concerns about democratic deficiency […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 28th Jan'13 12
  • Economics

    EU’ve Been Framed

    Let’s be clear. There is not a four deep queue in Brussels anxious to indulge the fantasy life […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 23rd Jan'13 24
  • Arts & Culture
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 10th Jul'12 154
  • English Culture

    Fear, Nostalgia and the British state

    The Union has infantalised Scotland, its politics and its people, to the extent that the grievances of the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th Jun'12 4
  • English Culture

    Empire State of Mind

    These are the territories and countries that could never make it without England’s support. They would fail. They […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 16th Jan'12 16
  • Alex Salmond

    One Shot- Independence or Nothing

    The last few days have been a remarkable display of kack-handedness, arrogance and sheer stupidity on the part […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 12th Jan'12 27
  • Alex Salmond

    Beggar Nation

    Is describing your own country as racists and beggars a good way to win over popular support? Ask […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 22nd Sep'11 4
  • Anarchism

    Yob Culture

    And so we continue, hurtling back, day by day with a sort of deformed debauched British State led […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Aug'11 2
  • Anarchism

    Rorschach England

    This has been England’s Rorschach moment, where the collective bile against the underclass that 30 years of neoliberal […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 11th Aug'11 9
  • English Culture

    Postcolonial Melancholia

    Mike Small’s Bella piece of 6 June is bang on when it describes Kevin McKenna’s Observer piece of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 12th Jun'11 22
  • Commentary

    Confetti and Confusion

    (image by Tom Leonard) I haven’t got my special invitation, so I’m afraid I won’t be going to […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Apr'11 8
  • Elections
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 20th Mar'11 5
  • English Culture

    First Wales, Now Berwick?

      Is Wales part of England? Is Berwick upon Tweed? I suspect most people would answer “no” to […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Mar'11 31
  • Education

    New Public Thinkers

    In the week that the Tory-Liberals have signed the death-knell for democratic access to higher education in England, […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Dec'10 12
  • Direct Action

    Mobs and Monarchs

    On 29 October 1795, George III was on his way to open Parliament, when his carriage was surrounded […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 10th Dec'10 6
  • English Culture

    Keep Cornwall Whole

    We may or may not agree with the idea behind a hunger strike. Almost all of us, however, […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 19th Oct'10 8
  • Elections
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 26th Sep'10 5
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