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Brexit battles

Print edition : April 28, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May signing the letter to European Council President Donald Tusk on March 28, invoking Article 50 of the bloc’s treaty to start exit talks. Photo: Christopher Furlong/AP

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on March 30, preparing the final draft of her letter addressed to Theresa May seeking a second referendum on independence. Photo: Stuart Nicol/AP

Sinn Fein leader Michelle O'Neill (centre) with members of the anti-Brexit campaign group “Border communities against Brexit” outside the seat of the Northern Ireland Assembly on March 29. Photo: Paul Faith/AFP

A Spanish flag flies on top of the customs house in La Linea de la Concepcion, the town in southern Spain on the border with the British overseas territory of Gibraltar, with the Rock as a background. The E.U.'s roadmap on Brexit talks leaves the U.K. and Spain to discuss agreements that will apply to Gibraltar, a dialogue in which Madrid could have the upper hand. Photo: Daniel Ochoa de Olza/AP

Guy Verhofstadt, the E.U.'s chief Brexit negotiator. He warned that Europe would not tolerate any move to make security cooperation contingent on a favourable trade deal. Photo: MMANUEL DUNAND/AFP

Donald Tusk, E.C. President. He said Britain's withdrawal comes ahead of any new relationship, but added that the E.U. would not punish the U.K. in the exit talks. Photo: Rene Rossignaud/AP

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