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Analysts at Nomura point out that UK politics was in the spotlight this week, with the surprise resignations of Brexit Secretary David Davis and Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson.

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“The Chequers agreement is clearly a move towards a softer Brexit, in our opinion, with room to be softened further. However, near term the market will likely continue to balance this with the prospects of a leadership challenge for Theresa May.”

“We cut GBP/CAD shorts this week with much uncertainty ahead, but as soon as we have a clear signal that Theresa May can bat on without the Brexiteers holding her back GBP should start heading higher. But things may get worse before they get better.”