There’s a wonderful article by Richard Collis in this month’s IPU Review. I would love it if the IPU would make a pdf of it available and I could post it here. (Or maybe they might post a copy on line themselves.) He writes about his experiences on the PSI Council and the dysfunctional attitudes that seem to hold court there. Things like despite the Corbally judgement the reluctance to use mediation because they want to be seen to be tough. No regard to costs.
I am impressed by one of the closing statements. “One final reflection: could it be that the culture of control among the Executive also reflects a lack of confidence in their ability to sustain their own views in a more open and combative forum?”
If you have a copy of this months Review I would recommend reading and studying it. If not, get a copy. It vital to all of our professional futures that we understand what is going on in Fenian St.