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Economic Report

UK election result: DUP saving the May day?

Theresa May wanted to exploit her enormous lead in the polls to strengthen her Brexit mandate, but this gamble has now backfired. The Conservatives lost their majority in the House of Commons, an arrangement with DUP is now a plausible scenario.

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United Kingdom: May's Way or the Highway

At the moment PM May called for snap elections, the Tories’ had a large lead in the polls. However, the gap with Labour has narrowed over the last few weeks. If the Tories lose their majority, this could have implications for the Brexit outcome.

Economic Comment

Orderly Brexit more likely due to snap elections

British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for snap elections to be held on 8 June. A victory for Ms. May seems likely at the moment, which would strengthen her Brexit mandate domestically, and her negotiation position with the EU.

Economic Report

The Brexit starting shot has sounded

Brexit has officially started since British Prime Minister Theresa May invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon. The negotiations will be complex, difficult and time consuming and we foresee various roadblocks in the Brexit process.

Economic Report

May’s Brexit-plan less rosy than outlined

We take a closer look at the key points in Theresa May’s long-awaited speech about the Brexit-plan. Although it has brought clarity as to where the Prime Minister stands, we see large hurdles when it comes to the execution of this plan.