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At the World Economic Forum’s 2017 meeting in Davos, Switzerland, British prime minister Theresa May attempted to justify the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union – a position she campaigned against before the Brexit vote of June 2016 but on which she has since flip-flopped. May’s address outlines plans to reject laissez-faire economics and embrace reforms, yet it glosses over several issues, such as many voters’ anti-immigration motives for leaving the EU, the rise of nationalism and the potential drawbacks of secession. May’s speech lacked surprises, and British markets responded with confidence. While always politically neutral, getAbstract recommends May’s calm, measured oration to business leaders and investors with interests in European and British markets.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why British prime minister Theresa May thinks the current model of globalization is flawed and
  • What changes she proposes for the United Kingdom.
 

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Theresa May is the prime minister of the United Kingdom and leader of the Conservative Party.

 

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The United Kingdom is committed to the noble ideals of “liberalism, free trade and globalization.” These forces have achieved much good in the world: They have pulled millions out of abject poverty, allied nations to one another, increased...

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