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.

Why the Union?

I don’t care! I am aware that GERS is, as whole, is “crap”. I recognise that some bits of it can be of of some use in some circumstances and with the necessary caveats appended. But, as a whole, GERS … Continue reading

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Forgive the farmers

Some will find it difficult to sympathise with farmers who may well be said to be the authors of their own misfortune, having predominantly voted to forfeit both the opportunities of independence and the safeguards of the European Union. But … Continue reading

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A sea of lies

Imagine, if you can, a world in which politicians such as Theresa May are subject to proper scrutiny by the official opposition at Westminster. Imagine a world in which their lies are exposed by the mainstream media. Imagine a world … Continue reading

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Devolution is intolerable!

“At its heart, independence is the natural extension of the principle that decisions should be taken in Scotland and that doing so improves the lives of people who live here.” – First Minister Nicola Sturgeon But that is NOT the … Continue reading

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Our flag defiled

Just over four years ago, as Scotland prepared to vote in the first independence referendum, I wrote an article about flags. It was a rather long-winded piece. Necessarily so, as I was exploring our complicated relationship with flags. I had … Continue reading

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For tolerance, decency and community

Tomorrow (Sunday 10 September) my home town of Perth will be invaded by people who represent a totally alien culture. The Scottish Defence League (SDL) is bringing its vile, hateful Fascist ideology to the streets of the Fair City. The … Continue reading

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Slavering for Britain

So British Tories from constituencies in Scotland demand that the SNP top talking about the sovereignty of the Scottish people and represent constituents by accepting the UK voted for Brexit. Does this even make any sense? It seems to suppose … Continue reading

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