School of Politics and International Relations

Theresa May stalls on Brexit. Again. And again. And again.

13 February 2019

Prime Minister Theresa May has delayed so many decisions on Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union that critics accuse her of turning can-kicking into a political art form. Professor Tim Bale said: “I suspect that there are enough government ministers who are sufficiently worried about the consequences that, at the end of February, they will put their foot down and threaten to walk, but it will have to be some pretty high profile people,” he added, noting that it was not in the DNA of the pro-Europeans to play hardball. “They are in some senses still seemingly happy to take a knife to a gunfight. They do have to start packing some heat instead of talking a good game.”

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