"The right to smear an opponent is not one we should be defending"

  • Commentary

    The Butterfly Rebellion

      The lairds came to warn us villagers to do as we were told. Then the lords came to warn us villagers to do as […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 71
  • Identity

    Who Wants to be Comfortably Numb?

    2014 has fundamentally transformed me. I didn’t expect it. This time last year, Scottish independence was something I barely thought about. Struggling to balance long […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 11
  • Commentary

    It’s coming yet for a’ that …

      The claims and counter-claims of the opposing camps in the Scottish Independence debate have become very familiar – we must be almost word-perfect by […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 7
  • Commentary

    Yes, But

    I know that it’s late in the day, but maybe it is time to reconsider fundamentals. In Scotland, perhaps we should support not a YES […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 10
  • Gender Equality

    Closer Launch Invitation

    Tomorrow we launch Closer 3 – it’s our magazine written by and for women on independence. It features a spectacular pull-out poster by Rosie Balyuzi, essays […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 0
  • Commentary
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 11
  • Commentary

    Among the Atavists

    (republished with thanks from The Disorder of Things) If there is one especially lazy characterization among the many about Scotland’s independence referendum, it is the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 4
  • Collapsononics
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 14th Sep'14 6
  • Commentary

    The Last 5 Days of Britain

    Farage has been to Edinburgh preaching his Golf Club xenophobia.The Orange Order have been here on a charm offensive, pointing to the future. Jim and Douglas […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Sep'14 19
  • Anti-Capitalism

    In Defence of Sillars

    Jim Sillars has merely pointed out the fact that an independent Scotland could challenge the ability of multinational corporations to subvert democracy, and the independence […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Sep'14 12
  • Commentary

    Drumchapel Conversations

    I’m stood in Drumchapel community centre talking with two men born and brought up in the Drum, stood around a piece of paper with a […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Sep'14 22
  • Economics

    The Purging of Scottish Madness

    When the banks fail again, as they surely will, they will fail in London. Relocation is a good, not  a bad thing for Scottish financial […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Sep'14 19
  • Commentary

    Yes Generation

    My granny used to tell me: ‘remember you’re as good as anyone but better than nobody’.

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Sep'14 1
  • Commentary

    British for Yes

    In that latest Guardian poll, the one that gave Yes 49, and No 51 – which to me suggests Yes coming through ahead on the […]

    By Bella Caledonia Editor 13th Sep'14 43
  • Journey to Yes
    By Bella Caledonia Editor 12th Sep'14 8

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