This is a new introduction to the site. We trace what has happened since the June 2016 referendum and conclude that neither the government nor the opposition has a convincing Brexit negotiating strategy. We suggest that the approach to negotiation needs to shift from antagonistic bargaining to constructive consensus building. The process should be “reset”, not ruling out membership of the single markets nor curtailing the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. Instead it should explore innovative ways of reconciling the goals of “leavers” with continued membership of the EU – as we illustrate in relation to alternative ways of cutting migration from member countries.