Senior EU figures have told Reuters Britain will not be ready to make a full break from the European Union by the end of 2020 as Brexit transition plans foresee and the bloc is bracing for a much longer goodbye. The British government may be thinking on similar lines. Several diplomats and Brussels officials familiar with the discussions said a host of unresolved issues, including the Irish border, and British in-fighting over what kind of future trade relationship to ask for left many convinced the transition will end up being longer. Two senior EU officials said British ...
Britain won't be ready for 2020 Brexit, will take longer: EU officials
EU diplomats said any extension would be agreed only after Britain formally leaves in March 2019