Brexit, Mediation and Negotiation

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

Devolution & PR: The Antidote to Brexit Poison?

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 ?

Points of View: Me and St George

(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