Brexit

With Theresa May in charge, what happens to Brexit?

Jul 11, 2016
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British Home Secretary Theresa May arrives to make a statement surrounded by members of the Tory party after Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the contest earlier today to become Conservative Party leader outside the Houses of Parliament on July 11, 2016 in London, England. Carl Court/Getty Images
Brexit

With Theresa May in charge, what happens to Brexit?

Jul 11, 2016
British Home Secretary Theresa May arrives to make a statement surrounded by members of the Tory party after Andrea Leadsom pulled out of the contest earlier today to become Conservative Party leader outside the Houses of Parliament on July 11, 2016 in London, England. Carl Court/Getty Images
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Just four days into the campaign to become the next UK Prime Minister, lawmaker Andrea Leadsom bowed out of the race. She said that British  businesses need the certainty of a united government to negotiate the terms of  Britain’s departure from the European Union.

But Leadsom – a strong advocate for  Brexit – was making way  for Home Secretary Theresa May, who campaigned for the country to stay in the EU. Some activists fear that Brexit may be watered down under Prime Minister May. And a lengthy process still  lies ahead: the UK faces up to two years of intense negotiation with its European partners over the terms of the divorce or separation.

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