Meet the Brexit Negotiators: Veterans of Europe’s Backroom Wars

  • David Davis up against seasoned, savvy Brussels bureaucrats
  • Britain’s handicap is a four-decade hiatus from trade policy

Here's How to Avoid Another Brexit

David Davis, the U.K. minister responsible for Britain’s exit from the European Union, is starting out with a distinct disadvantage: his country hasn’t run its own trade policy since joining the EU in 1973, while Europe has been honing its negotiating machinery for the past 60 years.

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