The U.K. May Find That Getting to Brexit Was the Easy Part
Dec 30, 2019 | 10:30 GMT
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- While there are few obvious historical analogies for the political crisis Brexit has precipitated, there is one suggestive parallel — and it prompts some sobering thoughts.
- Under Henry VIII, England crashed out of a European union created by the Roman Catholic Church. It took more than 175 years for the crisis that followed to be finally resolved.
- Getting to Brexit was an ordeal for the United Kingdom, which is set to leave the European Union on Jan. 31. But the real struggle begins the day after.