The UK has yet to vote on whether to leave the European Union, but Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that her government will trigger the process to trigger Article 50 by the end of March.
However, there is a catch.
While May has said she will seek a two-year transitional period in order to negotiate a smooth Brexit, there are still questions over what kind of deal will be struck, as well as how long the UK will stay in the EU.
With May already having to win support for Brexit from the British public to trigger the two-years transition, the uncertainty surrounding the negotiations is set to be a big problem for her.
The two main political parties, the Conservatives and Labour, both want the country to stay in.
The Conservatives have made Brexit their top priority, with May saying she wants to negotiate the terms of Brexit before Britain leaves the bloc in 2019.
Meanwhile, Labour has ruled out a two year transition, and is instead focusing on a transition period of two years.
It’s unclear whether Labour will be able to persuade voters to stay put if they lose the general election, but the political environment in the UK is extremely favourable for Labour, according to polls.
The Brexit debate has already had a big impact on the political landscape, as polls have shown the country is divided over the issue.
The Conservative Party has seen a sharp rise in support for the UK Independence Party, which is now leading the polls in most of the country.
May’s government has made it clear that she wants Britain to stay within the European Economic Area, or EEA, which provides a common trading relationship for the 28 EU countries.
However the Conservative party is expected to be very reluctant to leave, as it wants to maintain a positive relationship with the EU and ensure that Britain can continue to play a major role in its economy and economy-wide cooperation, such as by negotiating trade deals.