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The first thing the EU should do post-Brexit? Rewrite Article 50

According to some the exit clause is deeply flawed

By Alex Dean  

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

Article 50 is the clause at the centre of the Brexit process. Everything turns on it. It was Article 50 that Britain triggered in March to set its exit in motion, that sets the two-year time limit on negotiations, and that will throw us out into the cold in 2019 when the timer hits zero. Brexit represents the greatest constitutional challenge Britain has faced in decades—perhaps ever. This 130-word clause of the Lisbon Treaty…

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