Just don’t expect anyone in Paris, Brussels or Berlin to break out the champagne.
While many officials regard May, who supported the Remain camp, as the lesser of the various evils that could have emerged from the Tory leadership contest, they see little chance of Brexit being reversed once she takes control.
The incoming prime minister doused whatever remaining hopes there were for such an outcome Monday morning with her declaration that “Brexit means Brexit.”
“There will be no attempts to remain inside the EU. We must leave the European Union and forge a new role for ourselves in the world,” May said in a speech delivered just hours before her remaining rival withdrew from the race, clearing the way for May to become prime minister this week.