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UK Lawmakers Seeking Brexit Transition Deal

Prime Minister Theresa May must strike a temporary transition deal with the European Union, British lawmakers warned, as they raised fears that a post-Brexit free-trade agreement will be impossible in the “extremely tight” timetable for talks.

May needs a “game plan” for a transition accord before she triggers the formal start of Brexit negotiations under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, two committees on the EU in the upper, unelected House of Lords said in a joint report on Tuesday.

“It is unlikely that a bespoke EU trade agreement can be agreed within Article 50’s two-year period, so a transitional deal is vital for protecting U.K. trade, and jobs that rely on trade,” Sandip Verma, who heads one of the panels, said in a statement. “The complexity of the issues and the tight timetable require a significant scale-up in capacity in government departments and clear leadership.”

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Craig Erlam

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Based in London, Craig Erlam joined OANDA in 2015 as a market analyst. With many years of experience as a financial market analyst and trader, he focuses on both fundamental and technical analysis while producing macroeconomic commentary. His views have been published in the Financial Times, Reuters, The Telegraph and the International Business Times, and he also appears as a regular guest commentator on the BBC, Bloomberg TV, FOX Business and SKY News. Craig holds a full membership to the Society of Technical Analysts and is recognised as a Certified Financial Technician by the International Federation of Technical Analysts.
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