THERESA MAY: THE UK MESSIAH?
With David Cameron’s resignation as Prime Minister of Britain, the spotlight turns to his successor, Theresa May. The first female Prime Minister since Margaret Thatcher in 1979, May is faced with perhaps one of the most difficult issues that Britain has ever faced. Despite her vote to remain, she has asserted that the United Kingdom will respect the referendum result. After appointing her cabinet, May will have to turn her attention to Brexit negotiations and steering Britain through the turbulent times to come. One of her first tasks will be to negotiate a speedy exit plan. Companies like foresight and certainty. Right now, Britain offers neither of those things, and as such, it falls to the Prime Minister to provide them. She could do one of three things to maintain trade with Europe: join the European Economic Area while forfeiting border security, negotiate a bilateral agreement and forfeit speed of negotiation, or build a relationship with Europe based on World Trade Organization Rules and risk significant damage to British economy.