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.

Spare us your Brexit baubles

Some clarification is required. Unintentionally, I’m sure, the impression is being given that the UK Government might negotiate a deal with the EU which would be satisfactory as a substitute for independence. I know that this is not what the … Continue reading

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Appropriate behaviour

On social media, and perhaps elsewhere, there has been some questioning of the appropriateness of suspending proceedings at Holyrood in the wake of the incident in London yesterday. Regardless of the merits of this particular case, such questioning raises a … Continue reading

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What was the question?

Scots will be choosing not between independence and the status quo, as they were in 2014 Whoa! That’s not right! The No campaign started off insisting it stood for the status quo. But that changed rapidly when the realisation dawned … Continue reading

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Clowns and queens

There was strong competition over the weekend for the most farcical performance from a British politician. As ever, Willie Rennie was a strong contender. He challenged the field with his insistence that the Scottish Government isn’t really the Scottish Government … Continue reading

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Blair McDougall’s stale pish

Only this week Project Fear architect, Blair McDougall, was once again peddling the stale pish about Scotland being expelled/excluded from the EU. It seem to have escaped the notice of this particular monomaniacal British nationalist that by far the biggest … Continue reading

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The millstone

Correlation is not causation. Most of us, I expect, are well aware of this. And economic growth is neither the only nor, some would argue, the best measure of a nation’s health. But, when we are confronted by such a … Continue reading

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Vote smart! Vote Scottish!

It’s always good to see Scottish parties better represented on the ballot. Eventually, it will be gratifying to have more Scottish Greens and others representing communities on Scotland’s Councils. But we must not lose sight of the fact that these … Continue reading

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