A week on, the UK’s referendum vote to leave the European Union (EU) has raised more questions than answers and has the makings of a Shakespearean play with its multiple twists and turns. Uncertainty rules the roost. While the UK’s political class debates who could potentially lead the country, Brexit has come to Brussels with competing interests starting to emerge as to how the remaining 27 Member States (EU 27) and the EU’s various institutions should respond. In this analysis we assess what has been clarified this week and where things could potentially go. What is the impact on the UK’s clout and what are the commercial implications for business in the EU’s decision-making process? What is known is that there remains a significant number of “unknowns” with little prospect of any definitive answers anytime soon.
In our weekly Brexit Bowl we help you to make sense of these fast moving developments.
Louise Harvey is Chair of FTI Consulting’s Strategic Communications segment and Aled Williams is Senior Director at FTI Consulting in Brussels.