DOD photo by U.S. Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

British Elections Spur Uncertainty over Brexit Talks

DOD photo by U.S. Staff Sgt. Jette Carr

Dr. Joris Larik commented on the influence of the UK election results on Brexit talks in an interview with Xinhua News. One of the concerns he mentions is the Conservatives’ reliance on support from Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party, which complicates negotiations regarding a special status for Northern Ireland.

“The question is now whether a coalition government will make Britain a more constructive negotiating partner, perhaps moving away from the ‘hard Brexit’ posturing of the past months, which does not seem to be the case.”

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