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Centre Director shares thoughts on Theresa May’s resignation and Tory Party leadership battle

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 24 MAY 2019

Centre for Brexit Studies Director Professor Alex de Ruyter has shared his views and expertise on Theresa May’s resignation, which was announced this morning. The PM has stated that she will depart from her role on June 7 2019, triggering a Tory party leadership battle.

In a short video shared today, Professor Alex de Ruyter has stated that the Prime Minister is vacating her role after pressure from backbench MPs, but things may not be any better with a ‘Leave’ MP, stating that Boris Johnson is famous for U-Turns.

In terms of the impact that this will have on Brexit negations with the EU, Professor Alex de Ruyter predicts an extension to leaving the EU, with a high possibility that we will not leave the European Union in 2019.

He has also stated that Boris Johnson is by far the most popular MP to take over Theresa May’s role, but other options include Dominic Raab, Michael Gove and Andrea Leadsom.

Watch the full video on our YouTube channel here:

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