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.

Support Scotland’s independent media

The following is an excerpt from my latest article for iScot Magazine. You can read the full article, called ‘Car crash’, in the August edition. Independent media is hugely important to Scotland. Please consider supporting iScot Magazine by subscribing and/or … Continue reading

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Repeating mistakes

This started so well*. But by the third paragraph it began to descend into pompous, woolly-minded nonsense. And it was all downhill from there. Fallacy number one. Nobody has ever claimed that the independence movement starts and ends with the … Continue reading

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Know your opponents

Let us be absolutely clear about this. Voting for or promoting any British nationalist party is, by definition, incompatible with the aims and principles of Scotland’s independence movement. Let us also be in no doubt whatever that the British Labour … Continue reading

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Better is not good enough

The below-the-line comments on this article from some of British nationalism’s more tedious amateur propagandists nicely underlines the point that economic discussion desperately needs to move away from the threadbare “Too wee! Too poor! Too stupid!” arguments that are the … Continue reading

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Defy the hate!

Can Scotland be saved from anti-democratic British nationalist fanaticism? That is the real and urgent question. Will the people of Scotland once again be duped by the blatant dishonesty and scaremongering hysteria peddled by Jenny Hjul and the other undead … Continue reading

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An unabashed plug

The following is taken from my article for the latest edition of iScot Magazine. The magazine is a truly worthwhile project. We really need independent media in Scotland. Please support iScot by subscribing and/or donating. Mention the word ‘meme’ and … Continue reading

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A need for maturity

According to a number of people who consider themselves qualified to pontificate on such matters, we will never get independence so long as it is associated with the SNP. The party is, we are assured, such a ‘toxic’ brand that … Continue reading

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