OPINION: All is not well in the land of Brexit, where trade with the European Union is hamstrung by red tape, inward investment is dwindling and growth is lagging.

Even allowing for international headwinds, the UK’s supply chain challenges seem to be worse than those experienced on the continent.

British industry has grown tired of a ministerial merry-go-round and headline-grabbing plans which often fall short on strategic planning and execution.

The malaise can even be felt in the financial sector, with major companies such as building materials giant CRH and flagship chip designer Arm swapping the London Stock Exchange for a New York listing.