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Britain is not ready for exit now and it won’t be in six months—let’s extend Article 50

The chance of readiness by the October EU summit is nil

By Jonathan Lis  

Brexit Secretary David Davis. Photo: Ian Forsyth/PA Wire/PA Images

Sometimes in life the hardest truths are simultaneously the hardest to avoid and the hardest to confront. In Brexit the hardest truth is also the plainest: we must extend the entire process.

Brexit appears to have done the unthinkable in recent weeks, and disappeared from the headlines. Since the European Union summit at the end of March, news has been fleeting, and overshadowed by international events. But while developments have paused, the clock has not. We are now just six…

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