Why Negotiating Brexit Is So Hard

Pro-Brexit demonstrators face anti-Brexit demonstrators outside the gates of Downing Street, London, Sept. 5, 2018 (Photo by Alberto Pezzali for Sipa via AP Images).
Pro-Brexit demonstrators face anti-Brexit demonstrators outside the gates of Downing Street, London, Sept. 5, 2018 (Photo by Alberto Pezzali for Sipa via AP Images).
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A little more than two years since a bare majority of British voters opted to leave the European Union, and just over six months before it happens, negotiators are still trying to determine what the post-Brexit relationship will look like. As of March 29, 2019, the United Kingdom will no longer be part of the EU and, while the parties have agreed on a 21-month transition period, time is running out. The U.K. needs to find a way to maintain free trade in goods and services with what is by far its largest trading partner, in order to avoid large […]

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