Prime Minister’s letter to European Council President triggering Article 50

29 March 2017

 

“The Article 50 process is now underway. And in accordance with the wishes of the British people, the United Kingdom is leaving the European Union.”

 

These were the words of Theresa May as she gave a statement in Parliament today (29 March 2017) on her letter notifying the European Council President of the UK’s intention to leave the EU.

 

You can read the Prime Minister’s Commons statement here and you can read full text of the Prime Minister’s letter to Donald Tusk here.

 

CIPP comment

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