I don't usually get involved in politics with my clients, and also recommend you avoid issues which can be controversial when dealing with overseas suppliers, customers and business partners. However, if you find yourself in Britain in the near future, you may need some terminology connected to the latest developments there in case your UK contact brings the issue up in Small Talk. Following the General Elections, the ruling Conservative party (also called "The Tories") failed to win an overall majority (326 of the 650 seats in parliament), and is unable to form a government by itself, but will need support from other parties in order to govern. . This is known as a "hung parliament". Most people know that "Brexit" means Britain leaving (or exiting) Europe. However, you may hear politicians talking about a "Hard Brexit" and a "Soft Brexit". The first one refers to cutting most political and economic ties between the UK and Europe, whilst the second term means "leaving" Europe but continuing to enjoy the advantages of being "not quite a member." Currently, no one knows exactly the details of either option. World politics is becoming very complicated, which is why I try to leave it off my agenda when meeting overseas business people. Good luck with your business in the UK !