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  • Europe

    When is a referendum wrong?

    By Justin Kenrick It seems strangely counter-intuitive that a party of democracy, as Labour claims to be, was against letting the people decide whether Scotland […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 11th Jun'15 16
  • Europe

    Referendum Tactics

    Ivan McKee on lessons from the indyref for the EUref. Just got one referendum out of the way, and another one coming along – this […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 8th Jun'15 57
  • Europe

    Britain’s European Affair

    Agnieszka Karasiewicz is a European citizen living and working in Scotland. This is her response to Cameron’s referendum disenfranchisement which means that someone from Zimbabwe […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 28th May'15 26
  • Europe


    By Mike Small “What would the world’ve thought of Scotland if we’d disenfranchised English or EU migrants for #indyref?” asks the Herald’s chief reporter David […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 25th May'15 26
  • Europe

    Greece: The End of Austerity?

    Director: Theopi Skarlatos Syriza had 22 days to make history. This is how they did it. We followed Syriza’s activists, candidates and leadership from the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 30th Jan'15 7
  • Commentary
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 6th Nov'14 59
  • Europe
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 30th Jun'14 20
  • 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?’ with a series of ‘homely truths’. You […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 3rd Jan'14 15
  • Arts & Culture
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 15th May'13 4
  • Banking Crisis


    The recent debate over the currency to be used by an independent Scotland has been drearily familiar.  The Yes camp point to the report of […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 4th May'13 15
  • Europe
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 19th Mar'13 0
  • EU membership
    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 21st Feb'13 1
  • EU membership

    EU’ve Been Framed

    If scaremongering wasn’t enough, the No campaign have now decided to plunge into the absurd. According to Alistair Darling an independent Scotland could be forced […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 10th Feb'13 10
  • English Culture


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

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 28th Jan'13 12
  • EU membership

    ERM – Automatic for the People?

    A repeated claim of the Better Together campaign (and a  whole lot more) is that “Scotland would have to try and renegotiate an opt out […]

    By Bella Caledonia Webguy 24th Jan'13 2

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