Yearly Archives: 2014


Indyref – There’s plenty of arguments, but nowhere near enough detail

In my last blog post, I analysed the historic and recent headline polling figures for the Scottish independence referendum, which takes place tomorrow. As you can see from the data in that post, the dominant opinion for some time was that there should be a ‘No’ vote. However, the ‘Yes’ […]


Islamic State – The Mosul Dam conflict is merely one battle in a much larger war 1

In a war, there are many things that can help you get a victory. Those things can include gaining control of utilities, transport, and communications. The group of many names – currently called Islamic State (IS) – have used this idea and (in the past) taken control of such facilities […]