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.

Not settling for less

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It’s like being promised a new house only to find that what you’re actually getting is a garden shed. Not a top-of-the-range garden shed, but the smallest, cheapest, flimsiest, most low-spec garden shed on…

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Vive la difference!

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
The deal to save BiFab is, of course, wonderful news for the communities that would have been severely affected by closure. It is also a bright day for Scottish politics. There is no doubt…

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Doubts are traitors

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How gratifying it is to hear Carolyn Leckie speak out for a new referendum “sooner rather than later”. It’s a pity she regards “sooner” as fully a year away. It’s perplexing that she doesn’t…

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Tipping the scales

I must admit to having had a modicum of sympathy with RBS over its plans to close some branches. If we accept that the way NHS Scotland and Police Scotland deliver services must be responsive to the way their clients … Continue reading

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The shackles are ready

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I suppose eighteen months is, at least superficially, better than the indefinite postponement of a new independence referendum being proposed by Pete Wishart. And I know Pete Wishart will protest that indefinite postponement is…

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The options

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
I am aware that many in the SNP and the wider Yes movement want this debate about the timing of a new independence referendum to just stop. Pete Wishart may be one of those…

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Open goal missed

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
The question over what currency an independent Scotland would use dominated the campaign in the run-up to the 2014 referendum. – The National And that was the problem. It was the wrong question. It…

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