Thursday, March 16, 2017

Article 50 Act becomes law

The bill giving the government the power to formally start the process of withdrawal from the EU received royal assent today. It has therefore passed into law and moved from being a bill to an Act of Parliament.

This means the government can keep it's timetable and trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty before the end of this month, starting the two-year period of negotiations which will end with the UK leaving the EU in March 2019.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The irony, British laws are enacted by a German Queen in the French language, and still will be even after Brexit. It's time we sorted this nonsense out.