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How to End the Brexit

Oct 21, 2016 | 01:05 GMT
How to End the Brexit
Much ado has been made about how British Prime Minister Theresa May's administration will open Brexit negotiations with Brussels, but the more difficult question may be how it will conclude them.
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In the past few weeks, much of the debate surrounding the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union has centered on how the Brexit process should begin. Questions have been raised as to whether British Prime Minister Theresa May can legally open negotiations with Brussels without Parliament's blessing. Meanwhile, the priorities May's administration will set for the talks are still up for debate, as are the futures of Scotland, Northern Ireland and the London financial sector. But despite the emphasis on these pressing issues, which will no doubt need to be addressed, several recent events suggest that wrapping up the negotiations may prove even trickier than starting them....

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