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A longer Brexit transition makes sense

The government is moving in this direction but obstacles remain

By Georgina Wright  

Photo: THIERRY ROGE/Belga/PA Images

When it comes to Brexit, a key fear is that time is running out. From the moment the UK triggered Article 50, it had exactly two years to negotiate its exit from the EU. Five months to go and there is still no agreement. Meanwhile, the UK and the EU have barely begun discussing their future relationship.

Both sides agreed, in principle, to a transition period to allow more time. It would run from 30th March 2019 (that is, after the UK has formally left…

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