Opinion | Preparing for the new British PM, head in hands
A transition period for final withdrawal comes to an end on 31 Dec. 2020. By then, the UK govt and its new leader must convince restive businesses to stay the course and persuade the world that Britain is open to business by offering new trade deals
On 24 July, after a prolonged spell of uncertainty and chaos, a new British prime minister will lead his country into what increasingly looks like a further prolonged spell of uncertainty and chaos. Nothing looks good at the moment. Both candidates, foreign secretary Jeremy Hunt and his predecessor Boris Johnson, are vying for the top job amid an unprecedented ruction in the UK’s relations with the US, marked by name calling, and stiff headwinds from a trade war between the US and China.