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.

Stand by your words

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I tend not to complain about ‘online abuse’. As a denizen of social media and someone with strong views on a variety of subjects, I get my share of insults, threats and smears. I…

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Threat and response

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Should Nicola Sturgeon call for a second referendum on Scottish independence to happen before the United Kingdom exits the EU? This question, posted on Quora, isn’t really sensible. There can be no doubt that…

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Considering consequences

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
Assuming, as we must, that Pete Wishart is not entirely delighted at having been appointed poster-boy for the uglier fringes of anti-democratic ‘One Nation’ British Nationalism, he will doubtless be glad of the succour…

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Referendum 2018

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
Debate rumbles on about the timing of Scotland’s new independence referendum. Recently, the most public aspect of this debate has been an exchange between Pete Wishart and James Kelly. This began, as I recall,…

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Breakout!

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
Nice one, Pete! Putting a reference to Braveheart right at the top of your article was a stroke of genius. Braveheart is a trigger word for British Nationalists. They are pathologically obsessive about Mel…

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No shortcuts

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
I suppose we take it for granted that people associated with Scotland’s Yes movement will have more respect for the principles of democracy than British Nationalists. Not that this would be difficult. On a…

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Strong and stable… suckers!

Originally posted on Peter A Bell:
The following is an extract from my article in the April edition of iScot Magazine. There was always something very fishy about the idea of Ruth Davidson as the protector of Scotland’s interests. The…

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