Should Brits vote to leave the European Union, it would set a precedent. The UK would be the first member state to exit the EU. And many British civil servants working in Brussels would have to pack their bags and leave.
German companies have demanded that Britain agrees by next week to an interim phase for its exit from the EU. If no deal is reached at an EU summit, firms must begin planning for a worst-case "hard Brexit."
How should the UK react to the attempted murder in Salisbury? A cyberattack on Moscow? Further sanctions? Whatever the action, May is missing partners. Brexit has already rendered the UK isolated, says Barbara Wesel.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has said the UK is to expel 23 Russian diplomats in connection with the poisoning of former Russian spy Sergei Skripal. Moscow has threatened a tit-for-tat response.
The prime minister maintains that Britain is worse off when it abides by decisions made in Brussels. But an industry services lobbying group says finance companies are already fleeing Britain.
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