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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