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  • Commentary

    Triple Lock Britain

    Driving across central Scotland yesterday, through Stirling and across a bit of Perthshire you could see blue signs of Tory electioneering pockmarking fields of (stereotype-alarm), […]

    Mike Small 27th Apr'17 15
  • Scots

    Let us Dae or Dee!

    “LET US DAE OR DEE!” The French springheids o Burns’s Jacobin slogan-cries. Robert Burns’ pairt-takkin fir the French Revolution is a weel-kent pairt o his […]

    Paul Malgrati 25th Apr'17 14
  • Commentary
    Mark Anthony France 23rd Apr'17 23
  • Commentary

    Five out of Six

    It’s pleasant to sit-back and watch as the case for the Union unfolds in the detail of a General Election the Prime Minister didn’t need […]

    Mike Small 22nd Apr'17 18
  • Commentary

    Grieving Britain, a Therapeutic Guide

    Britain is dead. It was killed by neoliberalism not nationalism. They gutted it of its connective tissue, spleen and gizzard too. Now they remoan about […]

    Mike Small 21st Apr'17 5
  • International
    Paul Malgrati 21st Apr'17 12
  • Music

    Change the World One Kiss at a Time

    A Barra soundclash with Bella’s resident mixclouder – the Barrastinian – and Runway Graves…

    Barrastinian 20th Apr'17 0
  • Short Story

    Why do the birds go on singing?

    The train tweets through the loudspeakers, an announcement of sorts that begins with a feeble chirping sound, steadily growing as it approaches the platform, though […]

    Paul Tritschler 20th Apr'17 2
  • Economics

    The GERS Debate (concluded)

    Richard Murphy at Holyrood on the deficiencies of the #GERS figures. Richard Murphy at Holyrood on #GERS, and gets a couple of wee digs at […]

    Mike Small 19th Apr'17 7
  • Commentary

    The Continuing Battle for Scotland

    The Continuing Battle for Scotland: Goodbye to British politics and Goodbye to Britain? The age of perma-campaigning and elections continues in Scotland. Theresa May’s snap […]

    Gerry Hassan 19th Apr'17 16
  • Commentary

    Saboteur Democracy

    Some of the noises coming out of the Conservative government and party are chilling. The idea of ‘crushing dissent’, the slip-up that the intent of […]

    Mike Small 19th Apr'17 6
  • Media

    Bella Readers Survey

    As part of a comprehensive re-launch and re-design we are asking you to take part in a readers survey to find out how you use […]

    Mike Small 19th Apr'17 29
  • Postcard

    Dopamine

    Bella Postcard: a new (ish) series of micro blogs. A (very) random ‘best of the web’ in under 250 words. Yesterday someone posted ‘remember these […]

    19th Apr'17 0
  • Commentary

    To Brexit and Beyond

    Reading Theresa May’s actual transcript is a strange experience. Try it here. She’s a reluctant hero, being dragged against her will to do her duty […]

    Mike Small 18th Apr'17 11

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