Brexit countdown 2018: Weighing tough options

Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips examines many of the questions and dilemmas faced by British politicians that will be answered by the conclusion of Brexit negotiations this new year.

For the latest report in our series looking ahead to what we think will be some of the biggest stories of the year, we head to Canterbury, England.

The European Union says it wants all of the Brexit negotiations to be completed by October, but there is much to be done before then.

If the first round of talks is any indicator – Britain and the EU will struggle to meet that deadline.

Our UK correspondent, Al Jazeera’s Barnaby Phillips explains.