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Brexit countdown begins today as Article 50 triggered

Prime minister Theresa May signs the official letter to European Council president Donald Tusk invoking Article 50 .

By: Sarwar Alam

The countdown to Britain’s exit from the European Union begins today as the UK’s ambassador to the economic bloc delivers Theresa Mays letter to the European Council in Brussels, announcing the country’s intention to initiate a two-year negotiation process for its departure. The formal notification to the other 27 EU members of Britain’s intention to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty was signed by May at her 10 Downing Street office last night. Her ambassador in the EU, Tim Barrow, began his meeting with European Council president Donald Tusk this morning during which he will formally hand over the…

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