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Экономические последствия «зависшего» парламента

МАНЧЕСТЕР – Только что завершившиеся выборы в Великобритании должны были обеспечить формирование – согласно предвыборному лозунгу Консервативной партии – «сильного и стабильного» правительства. Результат получился ровно противоположный: «зависший» парламент и вероятное проведение очередных всеобщих выборов в этом же году.

Между тем подходит срок заключительных переговоров с другими 27 странами-членами ЕС о выходе Великобритании из Евросоюза. Для всех, кто понимает, насколько напряженными и сложными будут переговоры о Брексите и насколько плохо подготовлены к ним британские политики и чиновники, это удручающая перспектива.

Хотя «зависший» парламент, в котором тори пытаются сформировать правительство меньшинства, может склонить британскую политику в сторону «более мягкого» Брексита, – по крайней мере, с точки зрения будущих торговых отношений с ЕС, – но из-за него политическим лидерам Британии будет еще труднее справиться с переговорами. Британцам остается надеяться, что лидеры ЕС захотят проявить сострадание: в конце концов, единственным ясным посланием избирателей было отсутствие у них уверенности в предлагаемых альтернативах.

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