UK Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50, the process informing the EU of the UK’s intention to leave. Unless both sides agree to an extension, the notification will start a two-year period to agree a divorce deal before the bloc’s treaties cease to apply to Britain.
- Theresa May tells MPs she has acted “on the democratic will of the British peoples”
- European Council president Donald Tusk says “this is about damage control”
- An annotated version of the Article 50 letter is here
- Click here
for an explainer on what happens next
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