U.K to Trigger Brexit March 29, Starting Two Years of Talks

U.K. to Trigger Brexit March 29, Starting Two Years of Talks(Source Bloomberg)Prime Minister Theresa May will file divorce papers to leave the European Union on March 29, launching two years of complex negotiations that will pit the U.K.’s desire for a trade deal against the bloc’s view that Britain must not benefit from Brexit. At stake in the looming talks is whether Britain — the world’s sixth biggest economy — can regain powers over immigration and lawmaking without derailing trade with its largest market or threatening London’s status as the region’s leading financial center. England’s 310-year-old union with  HYPERLINK “https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2017-03-20/a-toxic-legacy-hangs-over-scotland-s-brexit-war” \o “A Toxic Legacy Hangs Over Scotland’s Brexit War With Theresa May” \t “_blank” Scotland is also in jeopardy, while the border separating Northern Ireland — a U.K. province — from the Republic of Ireland could become a hard one. “I want to ensure we get the best possible deal for the United Kingdom,” May said during a visit to Swansea, Wales. The premier said her goals included getting “a good free-trade deal” with the EU and an agreement to collaborate on security after Brexit. “We are going to be out there, negotiating hard, delivering on what the British people voted for,” she said.

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