Brexit Strategies to Decide Race to Be Next U.K. Prime Minister

  • Tory candidates disagree on timing and targets for EU talks
  • Leadsom joins May, Crabb, Gove and Fox bidding for leadership

Theresa May, U.K. home secretary, departs a news conference to announce her Conservative party leadership bid in London, U.K., on Thursday, June 30, 2016. May, who backed the Remain campaign, will pledge to put a pro-Brexit minister in charge of the negotiations, and plans to say that the process will not be “brief or straightforward”.

Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

The race to succeed David Cameron as U.K. prime minister effectively became a proxy for the broader battle over how to manage withdrawal from the European Union, with Conservative Party candidates setting out their positions on what can be achieved and how fast.

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