Goodbye to All That? Brexit and the Future of the United Kingdom

Anti-Brexit campaigners carry flags as they march past Big Ben at Britain's parliament, London, March 25, 2017 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).
Anti-Brexit campaigners carry flags as they march past Big Ben at Britain's parliament, London, March 25, 2017 (AP photo by Kirsty Wigglesworth).

After clearing all the legal and political obstacles with surprising ease, British Prime Minister Theresa May filed the papers for the United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union in Brussels on March 29. In political terms, there is no way back for the U.K., now that it has pulled the trigger on Article 50 of the EU’s Lisbon Treaty, formalizing its departure from the bloc. But the U.K. finds itself only at the end of the beginning of the long and arduous road toward Brexit. And while the focus for the next two years will be on the British-European relationship […]

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