Candidate for PM Leadsom Says Brexit Talks Should Be Short

Talks over Britain’s departure from the EU should be as short as possible to avoid prolonged uncertainty, prime ministerial candidate Andrea Leadsom said on Monday as she launched her leadership bid.

Leadsom, second-favourite in the race to succeed David Cameron, was a leading figure in the campaign to leave the EU. Her position differs from favourite Theresa May, who backed the “Remain” campaign and believes Article 50, which starts the formal process of EU withdrawal, might not be invoked until next year.


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Craig Erlam

Craig Erlam

Senior Market Analyst - UK & EMEA at OANDA
Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
Craig Erlam