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Will there be a "no-deal" Brexit?
Two currently open questions concern the future relationship of the UK and the EU:
- Brexit Negotiations completed by March 2019 asks whether a Brexit deal will be signed and ratified by March 2019.
- Will the UK actually leave the EU asks if Brexit will happen at all.
If no further agreement is reached, the UK will leave the EU by default on 29 March 2019, two years after triggering Article 50. (Importantly, even an extension of this deadline would require an explicit agreement.) This possibility of a "no-deal" Brexit is being discussed with increasing concern, as it would have a radical impact on the economy and many aspects of public life (from free movement to food and medicine supply).
This question asks: Will the UK leave the EU without reaching any agreement?
This question resolves positively if a no-deal Brexit occurs on schedule (March 29 2019 at 23:00 UK time). It resolves negatively if any deal between the UK and the EU is reached that prevents this (including an agreement to extend the deadline, or to abandon Brexit entirely). Otherwise, it resolves as ambiguous.
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