independence – self-determination – autonomy


  • Commentary

    The Positive Case for the Union

      The Tory Party has been meeting in Manchester blaming poor people, young people and unemployed people for the countries woes. This mixture of forced […]

    Mike Small 3rd Oct'13 1
  • Commentary

    The Missing

    There has been talk recently (quite rightly) of ‘the missing voices of Scottish public life’.  Michael Hance, Director of the Scots Language Centre points to […]

    Michael Hance 2nd Oct'13 22
  • Arts & Culture
    George Gunn 1st Oct'13 6
  • Commentary

    On Parade

    Three closely related questions strike you after watching this video. Which bright spark at the MoD thought this would be a good idea? Which executive […]

    Mike Small 29th Sep'13 64
  • Commentary

    Fibre Optics

    The underlying issue behind Prime Minister David Cameron’s refusal to debate the case for an independent Scotland with First Minister Alex Salmond is that it […]

    Kevin Pringle 29th Sep'13 11
  • Commentary

    Coming to Our Census

    An amazing snapshot of a changing nation appeared this week as the first census results since 2007 were revealed showing a secular country with a […]

    Mike Small 28th Sep'13 7
  • Commentary

    Island Voice

    A central theme of Bella Caledonia’s new journal, Closer, is that democracy must become more localised – decisions should be made as near to the […]

    Malachy Tallack 27th Sep'13 15
  • Commentary

    From the Periphery

    As Flannery O’Connor wrote: “Somewhere is better than anywhere.”  Unless of course, you are HERE. Ian Smart’s column arguing that the problem with Scotland is that […]

    Mike Small 25th Sep'13 7
  • Commentary

    Britain, the Re-Boot

     This from A World to Win: One Nation Labour is to become a party of small business and angry consumers, raging at the energy corporations […]

    Mike Small 25th Sep'13 1
  • Commentary

    Energy Justice

    Continuing our series of articles from Closer Elaine Morrison explores a future beyond climbing prices, energy profiteering and fuel poverty. It’s 2016. The progressive green-left […]

    Elaine Morrison 25th Sep'13 10
  • Commentary

    On Becoming Foreign

    This morning on GMS Johann Lamont explained that she ‘believed in socialism’ but not universal provision. If you are feeling confused by Ed Miliband and […]

    Mike Small 25th Sep'13 6
  • Commentary

    You are a Virus

      ‘Zombie Nationalist accuses Democracy Movement of being a Contagion’. Okay, that needs to be filed under the heading ‘Headlines from an Imaginary Press’ but […]

    Mike Small 24th Sep'13 28
  • Commentary

    News from Nowhere

    News from Nowhere: Everywhere is peripheral; Everywhere is foreign; Welcome to the world; There is no centre, just place.

    Mike Small 23rd Sep'13 2
  • Commentary
    Saffron Dickson 23rd Sep'13 5

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