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Two Months Later, Brexit Still Vexes U.K. Politicians

The European Union and the Union flag sit together on bunting on March 17, 2016 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
The European Union and the Union flag sit together on bunting on March 17, 2016 in Knutsford, United Kingdom. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)
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It has been two months since the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union, but British politicians are still haggling over how to do that without disrupting national security and economic interests.

"Brexit" will happen, they say, but the U.K. has not yet evoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty — the diplomatic trigger that would initiate a process of separation that could take up to two years.

So what's the latest with Brexit? Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson gets an update from BBC political correspondent Rob Watson.

Guest

Rob Watson, BBC political correspondent. He tweets @robwatsonbbc.

This segment aired on September 2, 2016. The audio for this segment is not available.

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