John Glen is yet to see a compelling narrative as to why the EU should agree to a soft Brexit © Julian Dodd
John Glen is yet to see a compelling narrative as to why the EU should agree to a soft Brexit © Julian Dodd

Only when the election is over will we get Brexit clarity

4 May 2017

Yet, with the lack of a compelling narrative for a soft Brexit, it is difficult to see how a hard Brexit can be avoided, says CIPS economist John Glen.

Many of us were surprised by Theresa May’s announcement that she was asking for a dissolution of parliament and calling a general election on 8 June. The rationale for this approach, it was argued, was to fight for a larger majority for her party in Westminster which would then enhance the UK’s position in Brexit negotiations.

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