The truth about Northern Ireland’s borders after Brexit – passports and customs - and how demographic shifts will hugely alter political balance. Comment after keynote.

29th September 2017

A lot of nonsense is talked about Brexit.  Here is the truth.

Sorting out all Brexit issues affecting the borders of Northern Ireland could take many years to fully resolve.  At the same time, the EU has made it clear that until a practical solution is agreed, even if such a solution is fine-tuned in future, discussions on a trade deal post-Brexit, will be on permanent hold.

There is a small chance that the entire Brexit process will be halted by a further vote in the UK, which could form part of an election manifesto commitment at the next election.  However this is becoming less likely at the moment, because opinion polls across the UK as a whole are more in favour of Brexit than when the original vote to leave took place.  (At the same time, paradoxically, opinion polls in other EU nations are becoming more positive about being part of the EU.)

For the purposes of this article, let us assume therefore that Brexit happens.

The EU has made absolutely 100% clear that they will not under any circumstances tolerate a breach anywhere in the EU wall controlling goods, services and movements of people across the border into the EU.  That is, unless

Read more: The truth about Northern Ireland’s borders after Brexit – passports and customs - and how demographic shifts will hugely alter political balance. Comment after keynote.

 

The Truth about Brexit - part 2 - what is likely to happen next and why, real impact likely to be very different than most expect. Why a second vote on Brexit is still a real possibility.

Update 4th September 2017

Before and shortly after the Brexit vote I correctly predicted that the UK economy would NOT go into immediate meltdown as so many had falsely forecast.  A lot of people are still talking a lot of nonsense.

Here is the truth about the current situation and what is likely to happen next:

Read more: The Truth about Brexit - part 2 - what is likely to happen next and why, real impact likely to be very different than most expect. Why a second vote on Brexit is still a real possibility.

   

Leadership Ethics in European Commission? BIG pressures revealed by participants - integrity and corruption? Watch disturbing results of secret e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

What is ethical leadership? Leadership ethics and integrity in public life.

How do we encourage leadership integrity and fight corruption in leaders? At this session and afterwards, many participants confessed that they had been under significant pressure by bosses to do major things that they thought were unethical.

Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon -- lecture at European Commission.

Why leadership has to be based on trust, not just position, appealing to...

Read more: Leadership Ethics in European Commission? BIG pressures revealed by participants - integrity and corruption? Watch disturbing results of secret e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

   

Radical Future for Travel, Transport, Cars, Aviation, rail, shipping, handling Freight, Logistics and Supply Chains - keynote video and notes

Future of the travel industry: major trends for HUPAC client event on intermodal transport. Integration of supply chains and logistics across road, rail, sea and aviation.  Lessons from leisure travel, hotels and hospitality industry. Impact of digital on global travel industry. Sustainable transport and improving energy efficiency in transport. Future of rail transport for freight. Future of freight tracking and real time reporting. Big data, Internet of Things and Cloud Computing - impact on transportation. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon, author of The Future of Almost Everything - conference event for hundreds of HUPAC's premier clients.

Read more: Radical Future for Travel, Transport, Cars, Aviation, rail, shipping, handling Freight, Logistics and Supply Chains - keynote video and notes

   

How to Make Magic for Future Retail Customers in an omnichannel world where location is the most important fact you need to know about your customer

Future of consumers:  how to make magic for tomorrow's customers.  Why so many technology innovations have failed e.g. Google Glass and the fact that all manufacturers of 3D TVs have stopped making them.  

How your brain is genetically programmed to detect digital life - as we see with embedded chips inside human and animal brains. Animals solving complex problems collaboratively at speed of light across large distances, using embedded brain chips. Yet most people don't want chips inside their brains. Why? Because to they feel uncomfortable about it.

Lesson: You can have the greatest innovation in the world but if it fails to connect with passion and emotion, it will be a huge flop, a commercial disaster.

Over and again we find that the very smallest things make the largest difference.  Consumers are driven by emotion, not just by facts about their products.  THat's why Little Data is often far more relevant than Big Data.

Read more: How to Make Magic for Future Retail Customers in an omnichannel world where location is the most important fact you need to know about your customer

   

BIG pressures felt by European Commission senior staff members - revealed during keynote on leadership integrity. Watch results of anonymous e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

What is ethical leadership? Leadership ethics and integrity in public life. How do we encourage leadership integrity and fight corruption in leaders? At this session and afterwards, many participants confessed using e-polling that they had been under significant pressure by bosses to do major things that they thought were unethical. Keynote conference speaker Patrick Dixon -- lecture at European Commission. Why leadership has to be based on trust, not just position, appealing to...

Read more: BIG pressures felt by European Commission senior staff members - revealed during keynote on leadership integrity. Watch results of anonymous e-polling during keynote - VIDEO

   

Globalisation: Mergers and Demergers Chaos

Examples from global banks, pharmaceutical companies and manufacturing. How market analysts push for mergers, acquisitions, demergers and company breakup.

Profits for lawyers and banks but most mergers destroy shareholder value. Rationale for global corporations and economies of scale.

Talent often leaves corporations soon after a merger is announced, taking intellectual capital, customer knowledge and relationships. Mergers of two corporations and two cultures can look ...

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How to double size of your business in 10 seconds - Future of retail, customers and future of Law Firms - Futurist Speaker - VIDEO

Clip from Patrick Dixon's Futurist keynote to leading law firms at Netlaw Media conference. Time is money - consumers are becoming increasingly impatient. 10 seconds can cost you 80% of new business. Put yourself in your clients' shoes - would you be frustrated with your service? There is a difference between the service you think you are providing and the reality of the quality of your service. Understanding your clients, and how they feel...

Read more: How to double size of your business in 10 seconds - Future of retail, customers and future of Law Firms - Futurist Speaker - VIDEO

   

Why Trump Won - how tribalism will dominate the future of democracy: and why President Trump will struggle to deliver

Reasons for the US election victory of Donald Trump will be debated for decades. Here are major long-term factors at work across America and in every other democratic nation, which I described in The Future of Almost Everything - my latest book, see below, (with additions in italics today).  These set the backdrop for dramatic events over the last few hours (9 November 2016), and also influenced the Brexit vote.  Read on for"  What happens when faith in ideologies and parties dies; why tribalism is the most powerful force in the world today; why President Trump will struggle to deliver.

Read more: Why Trump Won - how tribalism will dominate the future of democracy: and why President Trump will struggle to deliver

   

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