In today’s webinar, a day after the Conservative leadership election results were announced and shortly prior to Britain’s new Prime Minister Boris Johnson stepping into office, Paul Butcher, Brexit Director at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, was joined by Paul Stephenson , Partner at Hanbury Strategy, to discuss the results of the leadership race and their implications for the Brexit process. As one of the founders of Hanbury Strategy and former Director of Communications for the Vote Leave campaign in the UK’s referendum on the EU, Paul is well-placed to share his insights on the current state of play and what may come next.
In an informative discussion, Paul commented on various topical issues, including:
- The new Prime Minister’s expected Brexit strategy;
- The risk of a “no deal” on 31 October 2019;
- The possibility of a deal (including with unilateral exit mechanism of the backstop); and
- The prospects of a general election before the end of the year and further Article 50 extension.
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