Sunday 25 March 2018

May goes cuckoo and shuns EU shores for a Swiss break

Theresa May
Theresa May
Swiss Alps

Svenja O'Donnell/Bloomberg

UK Prime Minister Theresa May is shunning the European Union in her vacation choices, opting to take her August break in Switzerland.

Ms May, a keen hiker, will return to work on August 24, her office said in a statement yesterday.

Her pounds will buy fewer Swiss francs as a result of Britain's decision to leave the EU. Sterling has fallen 11pc since the June 23 referendum. Ms May became Prime Minister on July 13 in the wake of the resignation of David Cameron. Mr Cameron stepped down after the June 23 Brexit vote.

Ms May has in the past spoken of her love for holidaying in Switzerland.

Irish Independent

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