A Country and Western Brexit? Resisting Brexit through music.

A particular strand of the fight against Brexit that I’ve felt compelled to follow through the full two and a half years since the referendum is the use of music to fight Brexit, in the style of all the great protest movements of history. To the substantial list of anti-Brexit songs comes ‘Theresa May’s a…

Brexit is Personal: Final Say for All

On Saturday, a friend I know through local politics invited me to a mysterious gathering known as a ‘Beehive’ in Nottingham city centre. It was upstairs in a pub and there was a mention of talking about Brexit, and it being recorded. Since I firmly believe that we MUST keep talking about Brexit and our…

Is this a holy thing to see? On Brexit and sadness.

This blog chronicles, in a way I didn’t intend at the outset, my feelings about Brexit since 2016. I’ve been thinking of posting more, now we’re into ‘endgame’ territory, but I couldn’t decide what tone to aim for. Then, today, two (perhaps three) voices and a news story helped me decide. I’m sad. This blog…

In Limbo – Voices for Europe: Download the Music!

Anyone who follows this blog regularly will have seen previous interviews and features on Peter Cook, and Rage Against the Brexit Machine, using music to oppose Brexit. As the country lurches closer to Brexit, the uncertain future faced by EU citizens in the UK and British citizens in other EU countries remains one of the most problematic…

Reflections: Where are we now, and what will 2018 bring for Brexit?

It’s been a year and a half since June 2016 now. For Remainers, the pain of the referendum result is still fresh. I often wonder if Leavers still feel their triumph as vividly, with the same excitement, as they did that June morning. I know some Leavers, in my real life, but they’re mostly people…

Conversation #10: Peter Cook

Photo Credit: Christina Jansen Peter Cook leads Human Dynamics, offering Business and Organisation Development. He also delivers keynotes around the world that blend business intelligence with parallel lessons from music, via The Academy of Rock. He is author of, and contributor to, eleven books on business leadership.  His three passions are science, business and music, having led…