Brexit: Where Does the Past Week Leave the UK?

    View Author May 2019

    On 24 May 2019, Prime Minister Theresa May announced her intention to resign as Prime Minister. She will stand down as leader of the Conservative Party on 7 June (after President Trump’s visit and D-Day commemorations), and as Prime Minister as soon as the Conservative Party has chosen a successor. Her tenure in office had been looking increasingly challenged for some time. The immediate trigger for her resignation was her final attempt to get her Brexit deal done, which included the offer of the possibility of a further referendum. This proved more than her party could accept, and the party would have forced her out of office had she not agreed to resign. Our diverse global team is closely following every twist and turn of Brexit and the political, legal and public policy issues that may influence Brexit or be impacted by it, such as the UK- and EU-US trade talks.

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