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The Brexit struggle awaiting Theresa May in 2018

Ministers are slowly forging a consensus—around an outcome that is legally, politically and practically impossible

By Jonathan Lis  

Prime Minister Theresa May and Ambassador to the EU Tim Barrow. Brussels. Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

If you thought December was Brexit’s rocky peak of political torture, bear in mind that we only survived the grassy foothills. We took six months to resolve literally three issues; we now have ten months to address closer to three hundred. Here is what we can look forward to in 2018.

First—and this may seem obvious—the government is going to have to decide what it wants, both for the supposed two-year transition and…

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