Meet the Brexit Negotiators: Veterans of Europe’s Backroom WarsBy and
David Davis up against seasoned, savvy Brussels bureaucrats
Britain’s handicap is a four-decade hiatus from trade policy
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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