IMF remains gloomy on Brexit as UK heads for snap election

Theresa May
Theresa May had initially ruled out a snap election

The International Monetary Fund maintained its warning on the UK’s post-Brexit future today (April 18), as the UK government called a snap election designed to smooth the path to leaving the European Union. In a surprise announcement this morning, UK prime minister Theresa May revealed plans for a general election, to be held on June 8. May said she was seeking a mandate to carry through Brexit – at present, her party has only a slender majority in parliament. “I have only recently and relu