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21 Mar 2017

Hard – but not too hard: much more on what voters want from Brexit

Now that she has the necessary legislative authority to do so, the Prime Minister is expected next week to give formal notice to the EU that the UK wishes to leave, only a few days before her self-imposed deadline of the end of March. This move will instigate what are expected to be some 18 months of intense negotiations with the EU over the terms of the UK’s withdrawal, in the expectation that these talks will pave the way for the UK to take its leave exactly two years hence. The ‘will of the people’, as registered by the outcome of the referendum on June 23 last year, will begin to take effect.

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