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16.01.19

New elections unlikely to solve Brexit dilemma

Christine Reh discusses options for the UK on Austrian radio after failed Brexit vote.

After the failed vote on Theresa May's Brexit deal in the British parliament, Professor of European Politics Christine Reh discusses consequences and options for the UK and the EU.  Reh says new elections are unlikely to solve the problem, and would only be a viable option if each party came to an agreement within their own ranks on how to proceed. But this looks unlikely, she says. The situation is so intractable that she sees a "no-deal" scenario as the most likely outcome right now. However: "Trying to calculate probabilities around the topic of Brexit isn't very useful," she says.

Listen to the full interview on Ö1 Mittagsjournal (in German).

More about Christine Reh

  • Christine Reh , Dean of Graduate Programmes and Professor of European Politics