The clock is ticking down to 29 March 2019, when the UK will leave the European Union.
Prime Minister Theresa May has until then to reach a deal that everyone likes, or risk chaos and economic meltdown if they crash out with no-deal.
So far, May's one deal on the table has been widely rubbished, prompting her to pull-back from putting it to Parliament and scurry back to the EU to plead for more concessions
So, can she get anything better from the giant trading bloc? Can she survive politically? And can any of this come to bite New Zealand?
Former High Commissioner of New Zealand to the UK Sir Lockwood Smith spoke to Duncan Garner.
Watch the video.