Preparing for Brexit: UK faces monumental task

British Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to implement the June 23 referendum vote to leave the EU -- but what this means in practice is not yet clearWhile British politicians have spent the month since the EU referendum in a whirl of resignations, recriminations and political backstabbings, civil servants have been quietly beginning the mammoth task of implementing Brexit. Unpicking 43 years of EU laws and regulations and forging new alliances outside the 28-nation bloc arguably represents the biggest challenge for Whitehall — as the civil service is collectively known — since World War II. Prime Minister Theresa May has promised to implement the June 23 referendum vote to leave the EU — but what this means in practice is not yet clear.

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