Theresa May refused to answer a question on how she would vote if the UK were to hold another Brexit referendum during a radio appearance on Tuesday.Mrs May, who voted Remain in last year’s referendum, refused three times during a radio phone-in to say how she would vote given another chance.
“I could sit here and I could say I’d still vote Remain or I’d vote Leave just to give you an answer to that question,” she told Iain Dale, on LBC. “I’m being open and honest with you. What I did last time around was I looked at everything and came to a judgment and I’d do exactly the same this time around.”
In markets, Japan’s Topix index rose 0.1 per cent on Wednesday after closing at its highest level in a decade in the previous session. South Korea’s Kospi climbed 0.8 per cent and Australia’s S&P/ASX 200 was up 0.6 per cent. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng was flat following the maiden policy address from the city’s leader, which knocked the wind out of the sails of local property developers.
Futures tip the FTSE 100 to open 0.2 per cent higher and the S&P 500 is set to open flat.
Corporate earnings and updates include Hargreaves Lansdown. The economic calendar for Wednesday is taking a breather (all times London):
- 08.00: Spain consumer price index
- 09.00: Turkey current account balance