"I don't believe it'll happen," Maurice Healy on a hard Brexit
"The Muppet Show in actual fact would be better to watch."
It's something that never seems to be very far from people's minds at the moment, but the ambiguity over Brexit remains as strong as ever. Whether you're keeping track of every development or simply waiting for it to end, the simple fact remains that no one really knows what happens next.
Particularly for business people with a ventured interest in the United Kingdom, that ambiguity isn't exactly a good thing. Speaking to host Sonya Lennon on The Architects of Business, in partnership with EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™, CEO of Healy Group Maurice Healy said there is a long and difficult path ahead.
"It's the initial shock that actually is the biggest problem, and a shock could last for up to two, or three, or four years. That's the problem for me at the moment," Maurice said.
To make matters worse, Maurice said that those with the power to alleviate his concerns aren't being as pragmatic as they should be. If anyone was ever tempted to look there for answers, there's a good chance that they'll have more joy watching a children's TV show.
Sense must prevail
When asked if he thought a hard Brexit was on the cards, he said; "I don't believe it will happen."
"Pragmatism has to come into this and unfortunately if you look at the House of Commons, you can't believe there's any pragmatism there... The Muppet Show in actual fact would be better to watch," he said.
The fact he's comparing the UK's seat of power to a puppet show doesn't exactly bode well, but the 2016 EY Entrepreneur of The Year Finalist said he isn't giving up hope just yet for someone to step up.
"At the same time, I think in actual fact it will actually happen; sense will prevail," he said.
As Kermit The Frog once said himself; "If life were easy, it wouldn't be difficult."