With less than a week to the start of negotiations, the UK’s Brexit team appear more ill prepared than ever to handle the task. News of ministerial casualties within the Brexit team has been dismissed as minor. Meanwhile, replacements are shuffled into the department in the dead of night, hoping to avoid the attention of the media. It seems it is not just the electorate that harbour grave doubts about the forthcoming negotiations.
Ken Loach believes Labour’s problems have been brought about by Machiavellian plotting. The media, Labour grandees and disgruntled Blairites are all at it apparently.
After five decades of stability across the developed world, a new era of insecurity is emerging. Values and institutions that were considered sacrosanct are now being questioned or rejected. Nationalism is rapidly emerging as the new political force driving change.
Martin Schulz’s column in the Guardian was an honest account of the prevailing attitudes in Brussels towards impending Brexit. Perhaps there is more to be learnt. A word cloud analysis has been highly revealing.
We are experiencing acute uncertainty following the Brexit decision. Consumer and business confidence not equities will reflect the extent of a potential future downturn. What should guide organisations responsible for communicating the rash of new economic data?
Determined to address the key issues driving health inequality, the government set up a raft of social marketing initiatives targeting smoking, alcohol, obesity and poor diet. Despite years of concerted effort health inequality continues to increase.
‘You are where you went to school’. A familiar phrase, that reflects educational inequality in Britain today. Our private schools account for only a small minority of educational places, yet dominates the backgrounds of those within the ‘knowledge economy’ classes.