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Think Brexit negotiations are going badly? It’s about to get a whole lot worse

When talks finally turn to the future relationship, the EU will ask what we want. And the truth is we don’t know

By Ian Dunt  

Photo: NurPhoto/SIPA USA/PA Images

If you have been following politics of late, it will not have escaped your notice that progress in the Brexit negotiations has been painfully slow. Eight months on from the triggering of Article 50, Britain has managed to stumble over every imaginable hurdle. It has been like watching a car crash in slow motion.

Britain is desperate to move on from simply discussing exit terms—it wants talks on the future trading relationship. But the EU has maintained that it will not move in this direction…

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