The last few days of parliament activity have been fascinating to watch on live TV in the House of Commons. To see what actually takes place in the process of finding a way through the quagmire that has become Brexit I have found really interesting.
There have been many passionate speeches and one that I felt truly showed a sense of leadership came from Jess Phillips, MP for Birmingham Yardley.
In her emotional speech, she said she was 'enraged' with Theresa May's 'lack of bravery'. She made it quite clear that she wouldn't sit back and take the misrepresentation from the PM any longer when faced with the potential of a no-deal.
"I will not sit and listen to her crow about employment going up, when where I live employment is falling and hunger is rising."
Regardless of your political views, I think you will relate to someone acting as a leader when they:
According to the Metro, our Civil Service is looking at the possible imposition of martial law after a no-deal Brexit!
If you listen to the live debate in parliament and the special committee discussions live on YouTube it's worrying to think that chaos will erupt after March 29th with such diverse views across all parties and a no-deal still on the table.
Senior intelligence officials, warn there may be violence in the event of ‘no-deal’ or a second referendum.
This is obviously worrying for everyone and has implications for every employer. True, these predictions are based on a no deal scenario but there are still implications for ANY deal.
Will these issues overflow into the workplace? London’s Met police were advising extra security for shops to guard against no-deal panic buying.
Perhaps predicting riots moving from streets to the workplace is a stretch but all leaders must be prepared for a negative impact if there is a no-deal.