Anyone observing the EU Referendum tussle in the U.K. will probably have recognised the dilemma facing the Remain camp. Their attempts to persuade sceptical voters to support Remain have been falling on deaf ears because one of the main planks in the Leave camp’s platform has been to cast doubt on expert opinion. So the … More EU #Referendum:What price experts?
Mike Young sent me this observation on the Republican nomination race: I think the problem is that if there were on option of Trump or “some candidate other than Trump” then (as Trump gets about 40% of the vote) the “united non-Trump candidate” could conceivably beat Trump. The average split is 40% Trump 30% Cruz … More #Trump and #Non-Trump
As a critical set of primaries loom, the Republican party appears more and more uncertain as to how to deal with the apparently unstoppable momentum of Donald Trump’s campaign. The leading contenders Cruz and Rubio seem to be cracking in their resolve to campaign on the issues and have begun resorting to direct challenges, matching … More The Challenge to #trump2016
This most interesting post was sent to me by Mike Young. Thank you Mike! [Any shortcomings in the quality of the images are wholly my own fault] Can Confrontation Analysis help us avoid World War Three? A review of the BBC2 program: “World War Three: Inside the war room” from the perspective of Confrontation Analysis. The … More Avoiding World War Three!
#Venezuela faces an uncertain future following the #VenezuelaElections and the new challenge to incumbent president @NicolasMaduro. After years in opposition to the policies pursued first by Chavez and more recently by his successor Maduro, it would be tempting for members of the incoming Assembly to seek an immediate reversal of the route that the government … More Venezuela Election: aftermath
Now that the results of the election are emerging it appears that the Opposition has won at least 99 seats in the Assembly. The outcome of 22 seats is yet to be declared and these will determine whether the Opposition achieves the so-called ‘super-majority’ it seeks to effect significant constitutional and legislative change. To an … More Venezuela: The Election Outcome
For those concerned about the future of Venezuela, 6 December is a key date: elections will take place that could transform the political makeup of the Assembly. Yet many both inside and outside the country are sceptical that the democratic process will be permitted to run its course; of if it does, that the result will … More Venezuela: 6 December 2015