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If Czechoslovakia could be split up in six months in 1992, why should Brexit take six years? | BrexitCentral

Posted by M. C. Fox on November 8, 2018

https://brexitcentral.com/czechoslovakia-split-six-months-1992-brexit-take-six-years/

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Two years, four months and a few days ago, on 23rd June 2016, the UK voted to leave the EU. The date of the UK leaving is currently set at 29th March 2019 – almost three years after the vote. It could be postponed further. In the case of a transitional arrangement that could last until at least the end of 2020, possibly even beyond the general election in 2022. That would be an enormous six years after the historic vote.

EU mandarins as well as Whitehall mandarins will tell you it must be this way because the relationship the UK has with the EU is too complex to untangle sooner.

However, history offers a different angle. World War I lasted four years, World War II lasted six. Perhaps it’s easier to conquer and then lose an entire continent than to separate two jurisdictions peacefully?

Instead, look at Czechoslovakia,… Read the rest of this entry »

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