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How U.K.'s May Might Chart Course Through Brexit Minefield

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May Is Said to Mull Longer Transition to Break Brexit Deadlock

As the hunt goes on for a solution to break the Brexit impasse, the answer might lie in how negotiators and their lawyers can make a vague political statement of intent look more like a watertight guarantee.

When the Brexit deal is done, there will be a divorce treaty, and alongside it a non-binding political declaration on what future trade ties between the European Union and U.K. should be. As Prime Minister Theresa May tries to find a way through the thorniest part of the divorce -- how to keep the Irish border open -- beefing up that political declaration might hold the answer, according to EU and U.K. officials.