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27Mar/17

The road to Brexit – a timeline of events as May prepares to trigger Article 50

The road to Brexit has been a tumultuous one, with protests and lawsuits and a bitterly divided country. British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 on Wednesday (March 29) which means official talks on Britain leaving the European Union can begin.

VILLACOUBLAY AIRPORT, NEAR PARIS, FRANCE (REUTERS) – On Wednesday (March 29) British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, which will formally kickstart the process of Britain leaving the European Union.

It comes nine months after 2016’s June 23 referendum in which Britons voted to leave 52 percent to 48 percent.

The result divided the country, with remain voters feeling their wishes and concerns are being ignored.

The Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that parliament must approve May triggering Article 50. This angered the Leave camp, which believed pro-Europe campaigners were trying to subvert the result of the referendum.

Last weekend, leaders of the remaining 27 states met without departing Britain for a summit that they hope could relaunch the Union in the city where it was founded 60 years earlier. The Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC) of France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux, was signed on March 25, 1957.

13Mar/17

Is Brexit trigger about to be pulled?

MPs are expected to reject Lords’ amendments to the Brexit bill as they debate it for a second time, paving the way for Prime Minister Theresa May to trigger Article 50 as early as Tuesday. Continue reading

24Jan/17

Trainspotting author sees “bleak dystopia” in real life too

Scottish writer Irvine Welsh, the author of “Trainspotting”, a grim comedy about young Scottish drug addicts that was a huge hit in the 1990s, sees “bleak dystopia” in the age of Donald Trump and Britain’s Brexit vote.

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18Jan/17

The Government’s 12 Negotiating Objectives for Brexit

The following is a message from the UK Prime Minister regarding Brexit.
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16Jan/17

Sterling skids to three-month low as “hard Brexit” fears bite

Sterling skids to its lowest levels – bar a “flash crash” in October – in 32 years on Monday, hit by fears that Prime Minister Theresa May will say on Tuesday that Britain is set for a “hard” Brexit out of the EU and its single market.

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02Dec/16
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Pro-EU party wins British local election in Brexit ‘shockwave’

Pro-EU party wins British local election in Brexit ‘shockwave’

LONDON – Britain’s pro-European Union Liberal Democrats party win a parliamentary seat previously held by the ruling Conservatives in a major upset it hailS as a rejection of a “hard Brexit” that would pull the country out of the single market.

28Nov/16

Author of book about Brexit says Britain needs a simple first-stage plan for least damage

New book “Understanding Brexit Options: What future for Britain?” explains and compares Hard and Soft Brexit options and variations, shows mistakes being made.
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26Aug/16

Britain dodging Brexit bombshell?

Britain’s economy fared better than predicted in the wake of the surprise Brexit vote in June as figures show signs that consumers are taking the country’s vote to leave the European Union in their stride. Stuwart McDill reports.
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