DELIVERED || Article 50 officially TRIGGERED as Sir Tim Barrow hands Donald Tusk Brexit letter29 Mar 2017
DELIVERED || Article 50 officially TRIGGERED as Sir Tim Barrow hands Donald Tusk Brexit letter.
This is the moment history was made as the Government finally triggered Article 50 and provided official confirmation that Britain will leave the European Union.
He will end the phoney war that has existed since the referendum result was declared on June 24, a period of pre-negotiation posturing during which both sides have talked tough. Now the serious business starts of deciding our future relationship with the EU.
It may not always seem to be the case when viewed from the UK, but here in Brussels I sense the overriding mood is one of determination to strike a deal as quickly as possible that is fair to both sides.
This afternoon the EU Commission will publish a detailed timeline for how its side of the talks will progress, explaining how the other 27 leaders will hand a mandate to chief negotiator Michel Barnier.
Mr Tusk and top eurocrat Jean-Claude Juncker will also release brief written statements and there will be a Q&A article answering some of the most common queries about the Brexit process.