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Britain needs more time on Brexit—but how to get it?

There are three main opportunities for extension

By Simon Usherwood  

Brexit Secretary David Davis and Chief EU Negotiator Michel Barnier. Photo: Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

To the casual observer, Brexit has gone on for bloody ages. But for those involved in the negotiations, time is more commonly seen as being in very short supply.

Currently, the plan is that the UK leaves the European Union on 29th March 2019, followed by a transition until the end of 2020, and then a new relationship. But there are good reasons to think that this won’t be enough time to do all that’s…

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