We live in a global village, where cooperation and collaboration are the essential tools of leadership to face the ‘wicked problems’ we face if we are to heal the world. In such a world, there is no place for short-termism, silo-based answers to complex problems, and moral hazards. Instead, we must synthesise long-term visions as custodians of our planet with short-term actions to reach the goals we must seek as servant leaders of planet Earth.
One such example of short-term populism in the UK is our Brexit decision. Brexit threatens to isolate Britain from acting on the world stage with our partners and adversaries. We have had seven years of mass Brexit debate and three years of living the Brexit dream. Brexit remains a dream, with no tangible benefits for Britain and a number of worrying impacts, socially, economically, politically, legally, environmentally, and technologically. Brexit’s twin sister is of course Trumpism and the other theatres of populism sweeping the world.
In this article, I have brought together a number of Brexit impact evaluations. These are organised separately: social, economic, political, legal, environmental, and technological. The sum total of these evaluations points to the simple fact that Brexit is literally and metaphorically killing Britain. Take a look. All these films are quite long but they have been carefully crafted and are well worth your time in a busy world.
Political and legal impacts:
Scientific, technological, and environmental impacts:
And just for some lighter relief, the rock band REM sum up our global challenges rather well in this song: