Imagine the impact of a medicines supply shortage following the fall-out from a no-deal Brexit. In just 79 days we are going to be wrenched from our major medicines supply artery that provides essential drugs to millions of people in the UK. Despite the government’s claims of being fully prepared, this is likely to have potentially catastrophic consequences.
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.
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.
Brand Britain has taken a monumental battering. It’s brand guardianship will require a unique blend of sensitivity, experience authority and authenticity. Can Theresa May deliver her promises? Britain is holding its breath.
The ability of Steve Jobs to create a reality distortion field to persuade those around him is legendary. In emulating Jobs Michael Gove was hoping the coincidental characteristics they shared in common would stop at Job’s ability to draw adulation and support. He was wrong.