How Britain’s departure from the EU stretches to mid-2020s

Press quote (Financial Times)
23 May 2018

“Everybody knows the transition [until the end of 2020] will not be long enough to both negotiate and implement the future trade agreement,” said Sam Lowe of the Centre for European Reform.The names of technical fixes to buy time are legion: they are variously referred to as transition or implementation periods, backstops, rollovers, continuation clauses, phase-in and phase-out provisions.