Bella Caledonia: Stepping off the Schadenfreude Express


By Bella Caledonia editor Mike Small

HATRED and ridicule, when beautifully rendered, can be wonderful things.

The last few years has seen a blossoming of understanding about power relations in Scottish society (and beyond) and the exposure of a key set of failed institutions (the BBC, Westminster, the House of Lords, sections of the media, policing and surveillance, banking and the tax system).

This explosive politicisation has produced a welcome collapse in deference. During the referendum David Greig put it like this, suddenly: “Change is possible. Put simply, the Independence debate allows us to explore every aspect of our national life and ask ourselves the question – ‘does it have to be like this?'”

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Picture courtesy of Jennie