Parliament was rarely so united as before the election call. The two leading parties were on the same side, Both are committed to Brexit. Both want a good deal for Britain. May is the leader of the country. So why does May want to be stronger and more stable? It neither makes sense nor sound reasoning. Surely there is another agenda. Is it about whose interests will be protected in the negotiation?
We need more people to realize cybersecurity is an interesting and exciting career so we can have the skills and expertise for the future that we need to protect people, governments and organisations from the menace of professional cybercriminality.
We are right to value democracy, and to demand free, fair, regular, competitive elections. But an election is not an end in itself. Elections do not guarantee freedom or good outcomes. Democracy is much more likely to function well, when the rights of all are guaranteed by independent courts, even if this offends the majority. And elected governments are much less likely to become tyrannical when the people keep tabs on them through a free press, and when people are willing to protest. In fact, and this is not an alternative fact, every healthy democracy needs trouble makers.
I spend my entire life in an echo chamber. I live in Cambridge, which, as a fellow Cantabrigian acknowledged recently, is
In the same way that it could take many months to place the over-arching consequences of Brexit in any meaningful context, so we'll have to wait awhile for any sensible analysis of how the Referendum 'Leave' vote will impact on UK business.
The Brexit vote has taken many of us by surprise; however global institutions, industries and financial institutions saw it coming and were well prepared. They kept calm and reasoned that, after a first turmoil of the markets, there would be more of a "soft landing".
My first instinct when discovering that we will now leave the EU was dismay and shock. Next was concern: what lies ahead? Nobody can say. There are certainly lots of things to worry about. But as managing director of an executive coaching consultancy that specialises in Parental Transition coaching, my biggest concern was that the far-sighted parental rights won over the last 40 years, and which now contribute so much to workplace gender equality, might unravel.
This is now my fervent hope for my grandchildren's generation as the current adult generation is forced to move forward into the sobering, insecure realities of 'Brexit'.