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Stuck in the middle with EU: Britain could end up lost in transition on Brexit

The UK could end up permanently caught in trade agreements that were only meant to be temporary

By Kenneth Armstrong  

United Kingdom Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis and Michel Barnier, the European Chief Negotiator of the Task Force for the Preparation and Conduct of the Negotiations with the United Kingdom. Photo: PA

This week, we learned three important things about Brexit.

Firstly, with David Davis and Michel Barnier finally kicking off Brexit talks on 19 June, the UK has accepted that the negotiations will be phased in the way the EU demanded.

Only if sufficient progress is made on the rights…

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