Invested: Mapping Britain’s exit from Europe

To minimise any friction with the EU, the British government needs to clearly outline plans that maintain sound relations in the long term and ensure a smooth transition in the short-term, writes Clive Crook

18th September, 2016
Boris Johnson, British foreign secretary, and David Davis, secretary of state, leaving Downing Street earlier this month Pic: Getty

In the months since Britain voted to leave the European Union, its government has done little to clarify where this project is going. It would be wrong to expect a detailed plan, because the terms of exit and whatever arrangements follow must be negotiated. But surely a statement setting out priorities and basic principles wasn’t too much to expect by now.

What should such a statement say? To begin with, it ought to...

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