So the decision is made, we are to leave the EU sometime in the future.
As of now, things aren’t clear what this will mean and how long it will take to complete this process; will it take a day, a month a year? or two? or ten? to sort everything out? Indeed, what does ‘Sort Everything Out’ mean? I truly don’t know and from what I am hearing no one else does either. Laughable really!
I made the decision to vote ‘Remain’ which is something I don’t regret; I took this decision as I thought the future would be safer for my family, my way of life and my bank balance. I also admit that during the campaign I swayed on a few occasions to the ‘Leave’ position; the rousing call of sovereignty ‘Make Britain Great again’ and the thought of control of our own destiny, through local decisions for local people blah blah blah filled me with pride and ambition, but then I would see Farage, Boris and Gove and lose all faith in the ability of these people to deliver on the dream.
Add to this the focus on the immigration debate; with slogans that I frankly felt were offensive and the decision became quite easy for me. Let me be clear on my stand point here, I do believe that immigration needs to be controlled, we are an island after all. To continue blindly forward allowing anyone to do anything would be a mistake. We have a beautiful country, which we need to protect.
But all this is academic now, the decision has been made, the majority has made the choice and it falls to all of us to make the decision work. Mulling it over I can’t help but feel positive about the opportunity which has been presented to us. I admit that might sounds strange to make such a comment in amongst the panic emanating from the grim faced politicians occupying BBC news.
What do I mean by an Opportunity?
Simple really, in my opinion, ‘we should use this opportunity to recraft our society, AWAY from that of extreme commercialism, over powering corporations and individual greed and WORK TOWARDS one of fair and reasonable trade, realistic and customer serving organisations and a interpersonal society based on a principle of respect’.
In short, we should create a society that people enjoy being part of, something which appears to have taken a back seat over the past twenty years. The UKs continuous March towards capitalism ‘day in, day out’ is not working ‘For the Average Person’; it works for the well-off, the senior managers of corporations and those who control, but it simply isn’t working for the rest of us.
I feel that we need to stop trying to be like other nations, such as the USA, and concentrate on building a country where people want to live, trade with and one which people have pride in. I believe this country is out of balance. Big business such as banks and corporations hold all the cards and bully to maintain control. Governments Kowtow to them and give them whatever they need, not through cowardice, but through a false trust and misconception that they are making the right decision; because money is the measurement, not standard of life.
Admittedly, this approach might make us a few quid lighter in our pockets, potentially the loss of the 5th largest national economy position etc. but we have made a democratic choice to choose our own destiny. Why would we continue doing what we are doing? Just doesn’t make sense.
So, where do we go from here?
Personally, I want to be part of the solution, not part of the problem; but where, and even how, to start?
Answer: I really don’t know, but I am going to find out and see what I can do to influence the new GB.
One thing I do know for certain is that society needs to change; we need a fairer, more equitable life for all and the aim has to be to ‘Create a Society to be proud of’;
‘We will need to build this together’
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*All comments are based on my personal experiences and given freely. That said, you need to make your own choices. I can’t and won’t accept liability for you employing any recommendations. Business is all about risk. It’s your choice.
Nigel stone has, over the last fifteen years, started, led, consulted and nurtured both UK and European businesses to achieve quite outstanding results. Please feel free to drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org