UK Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger article 50 by end of March next year
Sunday, October 2, 2016
voted to do earlier this year., the prime minister of the , has told the this morning she plans to trigger no later than the end of March of next year. Article 50 is an article in the treaty on the (EU) that sets out the method for withdrawing from the EU, as a
When triggered, Article 50 gives the country two years to agree to the the specifics of the exit; if this process is not finished within the deadline and member states do not vote unanimously to extend it, then the UK would be forced to leave the EU — leading to hesitancy in triggering it.
Her decision is consistent with what some have asked for. French and Italian governments want Article 50 to be triggered as soon as possible. Others have said they want Article 50 to be triggered immediately; in early August a UK petition calling for article 50 to be triggered immediately got 100,000 signatures.
- "Brexit: May to trigger Article 50 by end of March" — , October 2, 2016
- Jessica Elgot. "Brexit: Theresa May to trigger article 50 by end of March 2017" — , October 2, 2016
- Alice Foster. "When will Article 50 be triggered? When will Brexit talks FINALLY start?" — , October 2, 2016
- Caroline Wheeler. "ARE YOU LISTENING MRS MAY? Petition calls on Government to activate Article 50 NOW" — , August 7, 2016