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Theresa May

But Mrs May’s biggest challenge remains getting an Irish border deal all sides can live with, because failure to deliver on that could well scupper the whole withdrawal deal.
She will also have to finalise agreements for the Common Fisheries Policy, the intricacies of trade deals and heated debates of devolution between Scotland and Wales.

Increasingly used to living on her political nerves, Mrs May’s high risk game of survival is entering yet another dangerous phase. (Getty)

Who are the five key players at the heart of Brexit with one year to go?

With a year to go before the UK leaves the European Union, five people are dominating the Brexit process.

And while many did not anticipate smooth-sailing, it’s fair to say the process has been more than rocky.

Without a parliamentary majority since the June election, Theresa May is struggling to keep both sides of the Conservative party happy. 

But it’s not only within the UK that relationships are struggling: EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier and Brexit secretary David Davis have made no secret of their differences over the last few months of negotiations.

These are the people steering the wheel as Britain moves forward to leave the EU at 11pm on 29 March next year.