Theresa May Will Trigger Article 50 And Begin The Brexit Process


Theresa May with Italian PM Renzi - Flickr/UK in Italy

Prime Minister Theresa May will today begin the process of leaving the European Union by triggering Article 50.

In a statement to the House of Commons, Mrs May will call for unity.

“We all want to see a Britain that is stronger than it is today. We all want a country that is fairer so that everyone has the chance to succeed.

“We all want a nation that is safe and secure for our children and grandchildren. We all want to live in a truly Global Britain that gets out and builds relationships with old friends and new allies around the world.

Theresa May at EU Summit – REUTERS/Yves Herman

These are the ambitions of this Government’s Plan for Britain. Ambitions that unite us, so that we are no longer defined by the vote we cast, but by our determination to make a success of the result.

“We are one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future.

“And, now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together,” the Prime Minister will say.

Theresa May EU press conference – REUTERS/Dylan Martinez

MPs passed the Notification of Withdrawal Bill through the Commons unamended, handing Theresa May the authority to trigger Article 50, which will get the clock ticking on a 2-year negotiating period.

Despite recent calls from the SNP for a second Scottish independence referendum, which derailed May’s Article 50 plans last week, the government will push ahead with Brexit today.

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