3 Reasons Why Brexit is Inclusion Problem

Brexit isn’t just a political problem, Brexit isn’t just an economic problem; Brexit is an Inclusion problem.

Get your pen and paper ready because I’m going to give you three reasons why Why Brexit is Inclusion Problem

I’ve managed to stay away from the B word for a while now, everyone and anyone has an opinion because it has clear political and economic implications.

But we need to be more careful about how we think about Brexit.

In todays show we discuss several things including:

  • How Brexit coincides with one of the greatest challenges facing leaders in the 21st Century
  • How the EU influenced the UK’s Diversity & Inclusion Agenda
  • How Brexit may be a consequence of a predictable Inclusion error

Here’s some of what I share in the show:

EU membership was a catalyst for the UK’s inclusion agenda:

“The European Parliament supported legislative action for listed companies in the EU to aim for at least 40% of non-executive directors to be from the under-represented sex by 1 January 2020 and 2018 for public companies.  Here’s the thing.. the UK was one of a group of Member States that did not consider legislation at EU level to be appropriate. despite the broad consensus, In the UK, we avoided legislation, but we had to do something”

Brexit revealed that some citizenship ‘rights’ are actually just privileges

“European citizens born outside of the UK are realising that their right to enjoy equal treatment with British nationals is conditional.  It has been revealed to be a privilege that Brexit can take away”

Brexit challenges conventional ideas about who is and who isn’t an ethnic minority

“A lot of white Europeans who thought they were part of the majority are realising that Brexit made them part of the minority. I know Greeks, Italians and French people living in London who feel that they are not wanted in the UK. You see this a lot in the media.. “

Which of these most concerns you?

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