Brexit, as experienced by a British-Australian comms guy in Brussels

I used to think rational arguments mattered

the EU is built on rational arguments. So now what?

I used to think I was part-British, and that that was a good thing

I remained British-as-adjective, not noun

I used to think the Web was a good thing, and Deference a bad thing

how could society suffer from giving everyone the chance to speak?

Don’t blame the loudspeaker

is the Internet the problem? And if so, now what?

So what now?

  • the one direction you cannot go is into the past: repeating yesterday’s solutions only digs you deeper
  • most problems carry the seeds of their solution.

The Internet might empower the mob, but it can also make our democracies better




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