Author Archives: Peter A Bell

About Peter A Bell

Thinker. Listener. Talker. Reader. Writer. None of my attitudes are immutable. None of my conclusions are final. None of my opinions are humble.

It’d mak ye weep!

Here we go again! More of this facile nonsense that assumes there is one single currency ‘solution’ which serves perfectly in all circumstances and for all time. And that the currency used is more important than the ability to decide … Continue reading

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The formula

We had a “professional non-party Yes organisation” for the first referendum campaign. While that campaign should not be characterised as a failure, we did not achieve our main goal. Doing the same thing all over again doesn’t seem like a … Continue reading

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iScot Magazine May 2018

The following is an excerpt from my article in the May 2018 issue of iScot Magazine. It’s on the news. There’s been an explosion. It was in one of those countries that you couldn’t find on a map, even if … Continue reading

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Tipping point

I’m a bit of an old cynic when it comes to politics. I’m not easily impressed. But the sheer magnitude of Saturday’s event left me stunned. It was huge! But it’s not all about numbers. Mood matters just as much. … Continue reading

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Will you stand?

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When I took to the stage at Glasgow Green after the magnificent All Under One Banner march from Kelvingrove Park on Saturday, I spoke without notes. The following is partly a transcript of my…

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Never mind the numbers! Feel the mood!

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A good indication of the strength of Scotland’s independence movement was apparent in Glasgow yesterday (Saturday 5 May 2018) when at least 50,000 people marched through the city in support of the cause. For…

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The day it all changed

The fate of the Scottish Parliament was decided on Wednesday 16 May 2007. On that date, the first SNP administration was sworn in. On that date, the British establishment realised the measures to keep Holyrood firmly and permanently under the … Continue reading

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