Brexit process to begin on March 29, says UK government

CARDIFF, WALES - MARCH 17: Prime Minister Theresa May speaks during the Conservative Spring Forum on March 17, 2017 in Cardiff, Wales. In her speech the Prime Minister Theresa May is due to set out her desire to create a more united Britain which follows demands by leader of the SNP, Nicola Sturgeon, for a second independence referendum for Scotland. (Photo by Matthew Horwood/Getty Images)

LONDON: Britain’s government says it will trigger Article 50, signalling Britain’s departure from the European Union, on March 29.

The Department for Exiting the European Union said in a statement that Britain’s permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, informed the European Council President Donald Tusk of the timing on Monday morning.

The notification of triggering Article 50 will come in the form of a letter.

Brexit Secretary David Davis said in a statement that the country is “on the threshold of the most important negotiation” for a generation.


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