The chance of no-Deal Brexit increase as Johnson set to become Britain’s next PM – Polls

epa07710679 Boris Johnson speaks at a Conservative Party leadership campaign husting at the Kent Showgrounds in Maidstone, Britain 11 July 2019. The two contenders, Jeremy Hunt and Boris Johnson, are competing for votes from party members, with the winner replacing Theresa May as party leader and British Prime Minister. EPA-EFE/NEIL HALL

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The chance that Britain will leave the European Union without a deal is the highest since October 2017, economists polled by Reuters say, as arch-Brexiteer Boris Johnson looks set to take over as prime minister next week.

The median forecast of that happening was 30% in the July 15-18 poll, up from 25% last month and 15% in May.

“The likelihood of a Boris Johnson premiership and the rhetoric which has surfaced during the campaign suggests that this outcome is more likely than we previously believed,” said Peter Dixon at Commerzbank.

Via Reuters 

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