Issue Brief on “The UK and EU: Not the most Amicable Divorce”


If Theresa May thought that the path to Downing Street for another half a decade would be paved with gold, she was mistaken. Recent events, in light of the Brexit mandate inferred by the Conservatives, have shown May to have grossly underplayed the EU’s conviction of not letting the UK dictate the terms of the divorce.

May, who called for snap elections on April 18, is aspiring for increased parliamentary solidarity on her Brexit narrative through a Conservative majority. Growing concerns over the loss of business because of the severance of preferential trading ties with the EU led May to assure a trade deal with EU simultaneous to Brexit negotiations.

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