CEO's Column : Hurrah For Plucky Great Britain !
In opinion / By Nigel Redwood / 16 February 2017
I would normally be talking about technology or IT in my monthly column, but this month I wanted to take some time out to talk about the current media climate towards Brexit. I for one am fed up with how our main stream media has been doing their best to talk us into a recession based on hysteria alone with not one single economic counter held up as evidence, it is a clear attempt to negatively impact our economy.
The problem is that if you are told something for long enough, over and over, you start to believe it and subconsciously make decisions believing we are in a recession, then the merry go round picks up pace and we actually go into recession. We owe it to ourselves to help swing Great Britain away from this defeating self-fulfilling prophecy and pat ourselves on the back for not letting the negativity get to us or our economy.
Well I have to say well done post BREXIT vote Plucky Britain for having the confidence to ignore the media hyper-gloomers and push on regardless, well done for shrugging off the confusion and doing what we do best, keeping a stiff upper lip and carrying on with business as normal.
Just look at what is in the real financial press today alone:-
The rate of employment in the UK has reached its highest point on record, the employment rate rose to 74.6% during the final quarter of 2016 according to the Office for National Statistics.
The UKs output per hour rises in a year of gains - productivity in the UK recorded a year of constructive improvements for the first time in more than five years according to the Office for National Statistics
Britain’s used car market hit record highs last year with 8.2m vehicles sold according to the Society of Motor Manufactures and Traders.
London remains one of the most influential cities in the world, according to a report from Colliers International, which goes on to say that London is the MOST attractive city in Europe for businesses in terms of talent, cost and location.
Investor sentiment has risen to its highest level since before the EU referendum according to a Lloyds bank survey of more than 4,000 people.
So I call on the mainstream media to start positively singing the praises of our great nation as we need to believe in our own success and not talk ourselves into failure. If we actually end up slipping into a recession because the main strain media has negatively affected consumer confidence to the point that they believe we are in one, it will be disastrous for British business and their employees, the consumers themselves.
Well done #PluckyBritain I say, keep up the good work !