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Meet the Brexit Brokers

Meet the people who will deal the cards that could seal Britain's fate—on Europe's behalf

Michel Barnier in 2015 ©Wiktor Dabkowski/DPA/PA Images

When Theresa May invokes Article 50, the formal trigger on Britain’s exit from the European Union, multiple and multi-layered negotiations will begin. So far, the EU has maintained a united front on Brexit—“no negotiation before notification.” But once the real discussions begin, facing Britain across the table will not be one person, but a set of different actors with different roles and responsibilities, and each under different pressures.

As Britain demands a previously unavailable mix of…

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