Will More Evidence Convince Climate Change Sceptics?

Ben Goldacre, on his Bad Science blog, discusses some research into the effect of corrections on formerly held beliefs. The worrying outcome of this research is that for some people a correction, rather than changing their mind, actually makes them firmer in their...

The Dawn of a New Politics?

With the coalition government nearly a week old, the question many people are asking is if this is the start of a new politics. A full coalition between the Conservatives and the Liberal Democrats took most commentators by surprise, including myself. The key to the...

The choice for the Liberal Democrats

The Liberal Democrats have a difficult choice to make over this weekend. Do they: Form a coalition with the Conservatives Form an agreement with the Conservatives to work together in some areas, but stop short of forming a coalition Form a coalition with the Labour...

A new kind of politics

With the general election result now in, this is the start of a new kind of politics. One which is less adversarial and more cooperative. The two main parties’ are losing their grip on the political landscape of Great Britain. It is highly likely that at future...