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.

My country

If memory serves, it was the winter of 2013. The festive season. Although it didn’t feel at all festive. A midweek, mid-December afternoon which, despite the relatively early hour, was already dark with a depressing darkness that seemed to suck the cheering glow … Continue reading

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The ‘grand coalition’ of doom

It really comes as no surprise that this “grand coalition” of British Nationalists is being proposed. It is a threat that has been looming over Scotland ever since the No vote in 2014. If the British establishment cannot crush political … Continue reading

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This is not a pencil

This is not a pencil. This is a sword with which we can strike a blow in defence of the weak, the disadvantaged and the powerless now preyed upon by a vicious Tory regime that would make us all powerless. … Continue reading

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Homelessness is a prison

Death on the streets: Shock figures reveal horrifying extent of homeless fatalities in Scotland As someone who has direct experience of being homeless, I have some sympathy for those charged with addressing the problem ‘at the sharp end’. The mistake … Continue reading

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The incredible rebel

My attention was caught the other day by an item in The Courier in which current Tory MEP and candidate in the coming election, Ian Duncan, makes a claim which is both extraordinary and dubious. Campaigning alongside Ruth “Rape Clause” … Continue reading

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The Corbyn delusion

Gordon MacIntyre-Kemp is almost certainly correct when he says that Corbyn won’t win. The danger is that the goodies he’s dangling before voters will persuade the more credulous on the left to return to the British Labour fold – where … Continue reading

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Doing what must be done

While The Scottish Green Party, and James MacKessack-Leitch, are to be congratulated on their all too rare show of pragmatism and integrity as they stand aside in favour of the SNP’s Angus Robertson, it really shouldn’t have been a difficult … Continue reading

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