Why Brexit is a ‘long, complicated divorce’


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Why Brexit is a ‘long, complicated divorce’

A British exit from the European Union would plunge the two parties into a messy divorce and force them to build a new relationship after a long marriage. EU law stipulates a two-year time period for dissolving all contractual ties. EU President Donald Tusk warned that getting approval from each one of the remaining 27 member states, plus the European Parliament, could take a further 5 years – making 7 years in all. The British government warned in a report in February that it could take up to 10 years to tie up all the loose ends. 

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