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Could Britain wind up extending Article 50?

Legal realities may leave the government with no choice but to request an extension—however politically unthinkable that would be

By Alex Dean  

In Florence May expressed her desire for a two-year Brexit transition—but has she thought that through? Photo: Jeff J Mitchell/PA Wire/PA Images

“The Prime Minister does not seem to have given any thought as to how the UK might implement the transition.”

Not what you want to hear from a leading legal academic at Cambridge in the wake of a Brexit speech from the PM—but then this government has wound up rather a lot of constitutional experts of late. The latest oversight could be the most problematic of the lot.

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