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Ekonomické důsledky zablokovaného parlamentu

MANCHESTER – Právě dovršené volby ve Spojeném království měly zajistit – jak tvrdil slogan v kampani Konzervativní strany – „silnou a stabilní“ vládu. Přinesly pravý opak, výsledkem je zablokovaný parlament a vyhlídka na další všeobecné volby ještě letos.

Hodiny odměřující čas k uzavření dohod s ostatními 27 členy EU o odchodu Británie z Evropské unie přitom tikají. Pro každého, kdo má tušení, jak náročné a komplikované rozhovory o brexitu budou a jak špatně jsou na ně britští politici a úředníci připraveni, je to skličující pohled.

Zablokovaný parlament, se snahou toryů vytvořit menšinovou vládu, by sice mohl britskou politiku vychýlit k „měkčímu“ brexitu, alespoň ve smyslu budoucího obchodního vztahu s EU, ale pravděpodobně povede k tomu, že britští političtí lídři budou ještě méně schopní vyjednávání zvládnout. Britové budou muset doufat, že lídři EU budou ochotni projevit jistý soucit: vždyť jediný zřetelný vzkaz od voličů je nedostatek důvěry v předložené alternativy.

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