(ARTICLE 50 NO GOING BACK): PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY TRIGGERS TWO-YEAR PROCESS OF BREXIT
Theresa May signs the letter to European Council president Donald Tusk that will trigger Brexit
Prime Minister Theresa May will urge Britons to come together when she triggers Article 50 today.
In a statement to MPs, the Prime Minister will say now is the time for national unity to achieve the best possible Brexit deal.
The Prime Minister will say we should be ‘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,’ she will add.
Theresa May said-‘Now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together.’
Prime Minister May last night signed her name in the cabinet office of Downing Street.
Forty-four years after Britain joined the EU, Brexit today reaches the point of no turning back as Theresa May triggers Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.
Before lunch Britain’s ambassador to Brussels will hand over a letter, signed by Prime Minister Theresa May, that kicks off our two-year divorce from the EU.
At 12.30pm, Mrs May will address MPs on an important day for Britain.
She will emphasize the need to unite Britain - "young and old, rich and poor, city, town, country and all the villages and hamlets in between.”
The Cabinet will meet to discuss Article 50 from 8am and Prime Minister’s Questions is at noon.