IT has led conversations since 2016 – the EU referendum and on-going Brexit process. Four years on, and with a third Prime Minister in charge, talks between the EU and the UK remain volatile.
negotiations have been difficult to say the least – we have seen political game playing and posturing, and the digging in of heels over a level playing field for competition, fisheries and the role of the European Court of Justice.
We have seen deadlines repeatedly extended at the midnight hour as the negotiations continue, and the latest countdown clock is now ticking down to a new absolute deadline for a deal on December 31, when the withdrawal period is due to end.
With little more than 5 months to go, we take a look at some key events from the last 4 years and look ahead to what could potentially happen in the months to come.