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Brexit will not be easy

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U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May needs to brace for a tough autumn as the obstacles to her Brexit planning mount.
The first challenge comes from the European Union. Bloomberg’s Birgit Jennen reports how the bloc’s deputy Brexit negotiator, Sabine Weyand, this week told German lawmakers she’s skeptical the two sides will be able to start crafting a trade deal in October as initially hoped. Her boss, Michel Barnier, will on Wednesday brief ambassadors from the 27 EU member states in Brussels.
Back in London the opposition Labour Party is seeking to block May’s blueprint for a post-Brexit legal regime. Without a majority in Parliament, May is also vulnerable to rebels from her own Conservative side.
As the government tries to transfer 12,422 pieces of EU law on to the British statute book, Labour is challenging a proposal to allow ministers to revise some of the rules without full parliamentary scrutiny. Some Tories, including former Attorney General Dominic Grieve, have also expressed reser…