Election: Whatever the outcome, Brexit will mean a government of extremes

richard lim

In the first of a four-part series, Richard Lim takes a look at what the impending election will mean for the retail sector. Without too much in the way of manifestos to go on, he starts with Brexit.

Until all the parties have published their full prospectuses for the nation, I thought I’d start our election analysis where the parties themselves have spent the most time to date: Brexit. I hear you groaning but it is, ostensibly, what began this election and that’s a good place to start.

What I’ve been hearing from retailers since the whole Brexit saga began is that they really want certainty over what is going to happen next. All parties have promised to resolve the Brexit question, though all but one can be assessed as providing any real certainty.

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