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The U.K. Plots Its Brexit Course

Dec 16, 2016 | 09:15 GMT
Six months after the referendum, the British government is hammering out the details of its negotiating strategy.

Despite disagreements among the British government's strategists and opposition from some members of Parliament, the United Kingdom is on course to trigger its exit from the European Union in 2017.

(DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AFP/Getty Images)

It has been nearly six months since British voters decided that their country should leave the European Union. Despite the initial resolve of some Brexit opponents to ignore the outcome of the nonbinding vote, the question today is no longer whether the country will exit the Continental bloc, but what the divorce will look like. The British government is busy working out its strategy for negotiating with Brussels over the terms of its departure, but leaders in London are far from unified in their goals for the talks....

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