Not hating – what really drives the indy movement

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Not hating – what really drives the indy movement The Scottish independence campaign is frequently accused of being motivated by anti-English racism. It’s possibly the most frequently made accusation against independence supporters. As a campaigner for independence, I’ve been called an anti-English racist myself, despite the fact that my late husband was English and I gave up everything to care for him when he was dying of a terminal illness, despite having close family who are English, people who I love deeply. Naturally, I find such an accusation deeply… Read the full article:: Wee […]

The Expert

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The Wee Ginger Book, getting ready for the indy campaign

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug The Wee Ginger Book, getting ready for the indy campaign As you may already have heard, I’m planning a new pro-independence project. I’m writing a book covering some of the most important topics in the independence debate, and when the book is ready the plan is to crowdfund to raise the money to get it printed so that it can be distributed to Yes groups and local campaigners, who can then give it away for free to the public. Since my blog’s crowdfunder was so wildly successful, I will be… Read the full article:: […]

Where is the vision for Scotland’s First City: Glasgow?

Source:: Gerry Hassan Where is the vision for Scotland’s First City: Glasgow? Where is the vision for Scotland’s First City: Glasgow? Gerry Hassan Bella Caledonia, July 11th 2019 Glasgow is Scotland’s first city in size and importance. There are of course several different Glasgows – from the official council area of 621,020 inhabitants to the metropolitan region of between 1.2 million to 1.7 million people, depending on the definition. Glasgow matters. It’s success, wellbeing, vibrancy, the happiness of its people, sustainability, and state of its public realm all matter not just to… Read the full article:: Gerry Hassan […]

Wee Ginger Dugcast – 12 July 2019

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Wee Ginger Dugcast – 12 July 2019 Welcome to the latest edition of the Wee Ginger Dugcast with myself and Callum Baird of The National. This week we discuss the Tories’ panicked attempts to plaster union flags on things in an attempt to save the union that they themselves have broken, plus we also talk about an exciting project that I’m working on – the plan for a Wee Ginger Book. And now I can reveal that not only will I be doing the book, together with… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug […]

Forever England

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Forever England Hey readers, remember that time when England went to war with Germany? You know, just England, under its Union Jack flag. Nobody else. Always remember what they really think of us, and what their “precious Union” really is, when they forget to pretend. Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Forever England

Tommy Robinson

Source:: Random Public Journal Tommy Robinson Tweet Follow @RPJblog By Jason Michael Schadenfreude is a beautiful emotion. Watching Tommy Robinson on video begging his hero Donald Trump for political asylum in the United States almost made the hell that is Brexit worthwhile. Tommy – and he can call himself ‘Tommy Robinson’ if he likes – comes from the same rancid political gene pool as some of the worst racists in the global far-right today, from the same stream that brought us Thomas Mair – the man… Read the full article:: Random Public Journal Tommy Robinson

Independent Media of Fresh Thinking

Source:: Bella Caledonia Independent Media of Fresh Thinking We’re building an independent media of fresh thinking for a new Scotland. Read our daily comment and analysis – our arts & cultural coverage – our analysis of media failure and triumph –  our international coverage – and much more. Read our regular columnists: George Gunn writes his regular ‘From the Province of the Cat’ […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Independent Media of Fresh Thinking

Where is the vision for Scotland’s First City: Glasgow?

Source:: Bella Caledonia Where is the vision for Scotland’s First City: Glasgow? Glasgow is Scotland’s first city in size and importance. There are of course several different Glasgows – from the official council area of 621,020 inhabitants to the metropolitan region of between 1.2 million to 1.7 million people, depending on the definition. Glasgow matters. It’s success, wellbeing, vibrancy, the happiness of its people, sustainability, and state […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Where is the vision for Scotland’s First City: Glasgow?

Small Press Day

Source:: Bella Caledonia Small Press Day By graphic novel creators Metaphrog aka John Chalmers and Sandra Marrs @metaphrog: Small Press Day 2019 this Saturday July 13th will see a celebration of self-publishing, DIY culture, and grassroots comics across the UK and Ireland. Small Press Day started from a Twitter conversation in 2016 that led initially to a buzz and almost immediately […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Small Press Day

Boris, Brexit and the Hedge Funds (Part 1)

Source:: Bella Caledonia Boris, Brexit and the Hedge Funds (Part 1) WHO does Boris Johnson really represent?  Put another way, which groups in society fund a hard Brexit and Boris Johnson’s election campaign.  The answer is a specific splinter group of City finance capitalists who run so-called “hedge funds”.  Among the City hedge fund operators backing Boris are David Lilley of RK Capital, Jon Wood of […] Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Boris, Brexit and the Hedge Funds (Part 1)

Rebellious Scots to shush

Source:: Wee Ginger Dug Rebellious Scots to shush Faced with the realisation that they’ve broken the precioussssss union, the Conservatives have now come up with a master plan to save it. They’re going to use tax money paid by Scotland in order to tell Scotland how great it is being ignored by Westminster. That’ll see off those pesky nats, because sticking union flags on things is well known for its power of persuasion. Just ask Tesco. According to reports, Theresa May called a special meeting of the cabinet… Read the full article:: Wee Ginger Dug Rebellious Scots to […]

Hitch a ride on the turning tide

Source:: Wings Over Scotland Hitch a ride on the turning tide Things were different in 2009. Of course, they meant if they LOST the first one. But readers might feel a certain degree of irony has manifested itself since then, particularly in terms of people knowing “what they would be in for” after June 2016. But just to recap the UK government’s rules for the Yes […] Read the full article:: Wings Over Scotland Hitch a ride on the turning tide

Scottish Affairs Committee

Source:: Bella Caledonia Scottish Affairs Committee Deirdre Brock MP has been doing a great job unearthing the amount of money being spent by David Mundell’s Scotland Office. The figures are vast and shocking and new, and signs of a new desperation … these are vast sums of money being ploughed into British propaganda …   Read the full article:: Bella Caledonia Scottish Affairs Committee

The Darroch Affair

Source:: Craig Murray The Darroch Affair I am amused when I hear the resignation of Kim Darroch mooted as an attack on an apolitical civil service. Darroch’s rise to the top of the FCO was in fact a startling example of the politicisation of the civil service – there is no doubt that his enthusiastic support for the Iraq War, and for every neo-con war of aggression since, is what endeared him so strongly to the people who make the decisions on the top posts (and… Read the full article:: Craig Murray The Darroch Affair