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What would an “interim” Brexit deal look like?

We will leave the EU without a long-term trade deal in place

By Simon Tilford  

Theresa May and President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker

Once Theresa May triggers Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union, the UK will have two years to negotiate its exit from the EU. But it will take much longer than this to broker a trade deal between Britain and the EU to replace Single Market membership. As a result, there will be several years between Britain leaving the EU and a free trade agreement,…

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