Brexit count down: PM May set to trigger Brexit process



    Brexit count down: PM May set to trigger Brexit process

    Mar 29, London: British PM Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union.

    The letter gives official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk later.
    In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister will then tell MPs this marks "the moment for the country to come together".
    It follows June's referendum which resulted in a vote to leave the EU. PM May's letter will be delivered  on Wednesday by the British ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow.

    Sir Tim had arrived in Brussels earlier clutching a briefcase containing the Article 50 letter.The prime minister, who chaired an hour long cabinet meeting earlier, has left Downing Street to make a statement to MPs confirming the countdown to the UK's departure from the EU is under way.

    Theresa May has signed the letter that will formally begin the UK's departure from the European Union.
    Giving official notice under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, it will be delivered to European Council president Donald Tusk later.
    In a statement in the Commons, the prime minister will then tell MPs this marks "the moment for the country to come together".

    The prime minister, who chaired an hour long cabinet meeting earlier, has left Downing Street to make a statement to MPs confirming the countdown to the UK's departure from the EU is under way. She is expected to promise to "represent every person in the whole United Kingdom" during the negotiations - including EU nationals, whose status after Brexit has yet to be settled."For, as we face the opportunities ahead of us on this momentous journey, our shared values, interests and ambitions can - and must - bring us together."

    Meanwhile on Tuesday PM May had said that she was determined to seize this historic opportunity to get out into the world and to shape an even bigger role for a global Britain. She added this was "one of the most significant moments the UK has faced for many years.”

    The Oslo Times International News Network

     
     

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