Prime Minister Theresa May plans to trigger Article 50 on Wednesday (29 March), meaning Britain will start to leave the European Union (EU).
Although Brexit’s been in the news for several months, we haven’t officially left the EU yet. In fact, we haven’t even officially started the process of leaving.
That’s because the process is very complicated. No country that chooses to leave the EU can begin their exit until they trigger something called Article 50. Once this is triggered the country has two years to agree the details of their departure with the EU.
On Wednesday, Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, formally telling the European Council and officially beginning this process, according to Downing Street.
As First News went to press, European Council President Donald Tusk (top right) announced that an EU Council meeting will be held on 29 April to discuss Brexit.
In other words, Brexit has definitely begun.
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