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  • Commentary

    Trigger Happy

    Yesterday was a desperate day for the Scottish Unionist bloc. Cornered, frightened and facing obvious defeat, the Conservatives, Liberals and Labour united to try and […]

    Mike Small 29th Mar'17 27
  • Commentary
    Alf Baird 18th Feb'17 133
  • Commentary

    Scotland’s Pompidou Problem

    As Douglas Robertson’s recent article on fifty years of failed ‘renewal’ outlined, we’re frequently in thrall to under-ambition, short-termism and low aspiration. Things don’t get fixed, problems […]

    Mike Small 29th Nov'16 29
  • #Indyref2
    Robert J Somynne 16th Aug'16 23
  • #Indyref2
    Danny McGregor 15th Aug'16 28
  • Commentary

    Tommy Sheppard for Deputy Leader

    Tommy Sheppard MP has announced tonight his candidacy for the Deputy Leader of the SNP, joining Alyn Smith MEP, Angus Robertson MP as well as […]

    Mike Small 15th Jul'16 17
  • Environmental Justice

    Fracking Posturing

    Do Labour actually want to see fracking in Scotland? Looks like it. Because a fracking free-for-all is the real risk of their pointless political gesture […]

    Joan McAlpine 2nd Jun'16 45
  • Interview

    Interview with Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh

    In an interview with Tasmina Ahmed-Sheikh we discussed Women for Indy, the Yes movement, gender and religion, online abuse and political journeys. *** PLEASE GO HERE […]

    Mike Small 1st Jun'16 9
  • Commentary

    Present and Future Scotlands

    Skreak-tklik! Skraak! Gloopgloop ….. Btong! I Finding myself a candidate for a Yale seminar on PHOTOGRAPHY AND BRITISHNESS – anything to stop Simon Schama! – […]

    Christopher Harvie 31st May'16 15
  • Commentary
    Tommy Sheppard 30th May'16 25
  • Holyrood 2016

    Self-Immolation for Dummies

    With Labour facing an extinction event very early on poor Thomas Docherty declared it ‘self-immolation for dummies’ in a desperate attempt to shift blame onto […]

    Mike Small 6th May'16 32
  • Holyrood 2016

    SNP Manifesto for the Future

    Despite the slightly toe-curling Presidential style of the SNP 2016 campaign, there is much to be commended in today’s SNP manifesto. The vast arena of […]

    Mike Small 20th Apr'16 81
  • Holyrood 2016

    SNP Holyrood Manifesto 2016

    Watch Nicola Sturgeon’s introduction to the Manifesto: Read the full manifesto here. Full Bella commentary on the SNP – and all other parties manifestos to […]

    20th Apr'16 1
  • Holyrood 2016

    Both Votes Yes

    “Nicola Sturgeon for First Minister.” This is what appears on the regional – or ‘list’ – ballot for the SNP. At best, this is disingenuous […]

    Liam Stevenson 15th Apr'16 292
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