Alan Dukes: Cool heads required in Brexit negotiations

The ‘harder’ the outcome of Brexit, the greater will be the losses to Britain, the European Union and Ireland

19th February, 2017

British prime minister Theresa May has a Plan A and Plan B for Brexit.

The first plan is about taking Britain out of the obligations of EU membership while retaining by far the greater part of the advantages of participation in the single market and the customs union in the form of “an ambitious and comprehensive Free Trade Agreement and a new customs agreement”. Let’s call it Plan A.

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