What can Brexit tell us about the respective merits of mediation and negotiation? That’s what BBC Radio Scotland’s Stephen Jardine invited me and TCM’s David Liddle onto his show to discuss. I don’t think it will surprise anyone that from the perspective of either negotiation or mediation, the situation screams out “Don’t Do It this Way”. A slow-motion car … Continue reading Brexit, Mediation and Negotiation
There will be a General Election this side of Brexit because it is the only way out of the Catch 22that our new PM will find himself in.
Voting to leave didn't make us lemmings: It's time for the Commons to say Yes to EEA membership
Fabrication, dissembling, being “économique avec la vérité” is seeping into everyday discourse on a wider scale and to a greater extent. It's time to stop the lies.
May is doomed, but never forget the Conservatives taste and instinct for power.
With the UK government elected by less than 25% of the electorate, the centre left shut out of politics, and SNP-reduced Parliamentary airspace for Labour, is this a perfect storm set to break ?
The starting point for a new populism is to understand just how difficult it will be.
On Brexit, you need to go to where people are, rather than where you would like them to be. There may be no other way to douse the flames many are fanning.
Brexit is bad, the Tories are worse and Corbyn must lead. But there is something new and important in this epic editorial
(Lyme Regis 2016, credit: Richard Bridges) This photo caught my eye. “So crowded” was my first thought. I looked again. Felt uneasy. Felt guilty. Felt confused. It’s not hard to work out why. This is reality not an air-brushed brochure. The beach isn’t pristine, the clothes are not haut-couture and the bodies aren’t air-brushed. But … Continue reading Points of View: Me and St George