Winning back trust
By Prof. Andrew Kakabadse
The Edelman Trust Barometer, placing British leaders as second worst globally only to the Russians when it comes to how trusted they are, is a wake-up call.
The last decade has witnessed an utter betrayal of trust by British elites. Set aside the reasons for the global financial crisis of 2008, what followed were punitive measures on the vast majority of the British people in the name of reducing debt. Fine, but why did those at the very top who championed this policy award themselves financial benefits under the guise of “it takes a special person to cope with extensive downsizing”? If Britain were truly an open and free market, the pain of restrictive spend would equally apply to all.