Assumptions

  • Brexit is not a wall.
  • Brexit is a hurdle.
  • The UK is a series of islands; yet – in a properly and equitably glocalised world – no nation-state is an island.
  • It is the job of business not to succeed where politicians failed their democracies, but to perceive the opportunities for our communities post-Brexit – and act on these perceptions for the future good of the whole UK.

Brexit will happen

On the 29th March 2019, I aim to be in Dublin Ireland, at a concert of one of my favourite Irish bands: Keywest. It’s also the day we realise Brexit, actually, was unstoppable.

Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party is – in its democratic entity – as responsible for Brexit as the Brexiteers. No one can claim to have covered themselves in anything approaching glory – certainly not a political class which has demonstrated anything but.

Yet our political parties and actors merely feed off generations of thought, deeply embedded in the UK psyche: our problems come from without, never from within.

And when from within, then of foreign intrusion all the same.

Most newspapers, the real world sort, sadly, literally too, have a fifth, a six, even a seventh column!

We can make Brexit happen: a case study

It’s my assertion, as businessperson, that we can make Brexit happen to our communities’ benefit; and therefore – obviously – to our own.

Below, a case study example of how this might happen.

The case study would involve the collaboration of businesses, political groupings, education institutions, charities of many kinds, and – of course – thinking citizens of the United Kingdom.

In the form of a four-page PDF, the presentation below gives an example of how UK businesses and educational institutions might turn Brexit to their advantage, via intelligent reappraisal of real opportunities for UK communities, and in turn the businesses themselves.