Outrage: Preview of Theresa May’s Brexit plan seems to tack on 2 years to 2019 exit

Outrage: Preview of Theresa May’s Brexit plan seems to tack on 2 years to 2019 exit

[Ed. – This is very concerning.  If May is under some kind of threat from the EU, she needs to go public with that.  If she’s not, then there can be no excuse for leaving the UK subject to the costs of a longer transition period.  Critics like Nigel Farage are right to be angry about this.]

The prime minister has seen a negative reaction to advance previews of her forthcoming Florence speech, expected Friday afternoon, as it has been revealed she plans to keep the United Kingdom in the European Union until 2021.

Whilst the hard exit date from the bloc had previously been set at March 30th, 2019, Theresa May will try to revive foundering Brexit talks by proposing a two-year transition after Britain’s formal departure from the EU in 2019 to ensure there are no problems during the changeover.

There have not yet been any explanation from the government how precisely the two-year transition period will actually differ from full, ordinary membership of the EU. The point has been made by Brexit leader Nigel Farage, who responded to the development Friday morning on Twitter.

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