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  • 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
  • Commentary

    How Soon is Now is Not the Time

    Theresa May has spent months telling everyone that she would not hold a snap election. It would be wrong. “I mean what I say and […]

    Mike Small 18th Apr'17 37
  • Commentary

    Snap!

    First of all, this is clearly a fucking conspiracy to stop me getting any work done. And second, this is going to be hellish. What […]

    Peter Arnott 18th Apr'17 14
  • Commentary

    Values of the Vicarage

    Can you feel it? Everyone coming together like a 1970s Coca-Cola ad? As our unelected PM put it in her Easter message to the masses: […]

    17th Apr'17 0
  • Media

    Total Eclipse of the Sun

    In a fit of self-parody The Sun has suspended Kelvin Mackenzie for writing something they proof-read, edited & then printed. Everton has now followed Liverpool […]

    Mike Small 17th Apr'17 7
  • Commentary

    What is Holyrood for?

    One positive to take out of the last few days – and indeed it’s been a deeply disappointing few days, culminating in Ruth Davidson telling […]

    Kimberley Cadden 16th Apr'17 26
  • Media
    Sonja Henrici 15th Apr'17 9

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