7/7 London Bombings Remembered Ten years on

Ten years ago the last successful terrorist spectacular was about to happen in London. 52 people were murdered by suicide bombers in one of the worst terrorist attacks in mainland Britain. Thankfully the repeat attempt a fortnight later didn’t work, Continue reading 7/7 London Bombings Remembered Ten years on

Opinion Polling Accuracy

A follow up article comparing opinion poll results with the actual election results of 18 September and what this might tell us for the 2015 General Election Continue reading Opinion Polling Accuracy

Scottish Independence – 5 Steps to Avoid Bias

Bias is everywhere. Spotting it is a key skill for voters in Scotland (and people everywhere all the time). We all have biases, even me. This is a normal part of being human. We like being part of a group Continue reading Scottish Independence – 5 Steps to Avoid Bias

Book Review – Bullets and Brains by Leo Murray

Brains and Bullets: How Psychology Wins Wars by Leo Murray My rating: 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent and very readable book which tries to put some hard numbers on a variety of psychological tactics that can be Continue reading Book Review – Bullets and Brains by Leo Murray

Book Review – To Reason Why, by Denis Forman

This is more than just an infantry officer’s memoir. Denis Forman was closely involved in the Battle School movement that transformed the British Army’s infantry training during the second world war. He then went on to serve alongside Lionel Wigram Continue reading Book Review – To Reason Why, by Denis Forman