Theresa May to trigger Article 50 on March 29

20 March, 2017, 22:50 | Author: Leticia Walters

A two-year timetable is expected to be followed, meaning Britain's official break with the European Union should occur in March 2019.

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Monday he would present the other 27 EU states with draft Brexit negotiating guidelines within 48 hours from the moment Britain formally triggers its exit from the bloc.

Brexit minister David Davis has said there would be no sudden drop in numbers, as it would take years to fill low-skilled jobs in hospitality, social care and agriculture now done by immigrants.

The divorce process under Article 50 gives a two-year framework for negotiations.

Basically, it gives the United Kingdom two years to negotiate a "withdrawal agreement" with the 27 remaining member states of the EU.

The PM is due to address MPs in a statement to the House of Commons following her regular weekly session of Prime Minister's Questions on 29 March. However, in this version of Brexit there is no deal on customs, meaning customs checks for British imports and exports, there is only a limited free trade deal between Britain and the European Union, meaning tariffs on many goods and services, and there are border checks with the Republic of Ireland.

But the UK Government also knows that Wales voted to leave, and that means that while there will be disagreements on the nature of the Brexit deal under discussion, it can at least claim to be trying to deliver what most people in Wales voted for.

That's why we believe the people should have the final say over the Conservative Brexit deal.

Dr Muscat told parliament that in his recent meeting with Mrs May in London, he emphasised that no new agreement would be better for the United Kingdom than that now in place with Britain as a full member of the union. All that is happening is that Britain is following the terms set down in the Lisbon Treaty to trigger formal exit talks.

May has said she wants to make Brexit as painless as possible.

Actual negotiations might not start until June, they added.

It came as a new think tanks report reveals bills to manage Brexit will consume Parliament entirely from May onwards leaving "very little time for anything else".

At the same time, May faces threats by Scottish nationalists to call a new independence referendum that could break up the United Kingdom and fears in Northern Ireland that a "hard border" with European Union member Ireland will return after Brexit.

"The government is clear in its aims", Davis said.

Tim Barrow, the UK's permanent representative to the EU, informed the European Council of its intentions to invoke Article 50 next Wednesday.

Recommended:

  • Syrian truck driver on road to Damascus reportedly killed by Israeli drone

    Syrian truck driver on road to Damascus reportedly killed by Israeli drone

    Israel's Arrow anti-missile defense system was launched, shooting down one of the missiles north of Jerusalem . Russian President Vladimir Putin receives Israeli ambassador Gary Koren during ceremony at Kremlin in Moscow.
    Trump's High Court Pick Begins Confirmation Process

    Trump's High Court Pick Begins Confirmation Process

    Circuit Court of Appeals, was nominated to fill replace Justice Antonin Scalia, who died in February 2016. Gorsuch will appear before senators later Monday looking to pin him down on his conservative philosophy.
    One of the 'Power Rangers' Is Hollywood's First Gay Superhero

    One of the 'Power Rangers' Is Hollywood's First Gay Superhero

    This new film, directed by Dean Israelite , arrives this week (March 24). "She hasn't fully figured it out yet", he said. One character assumes she's having "boyfriend problems", but later realizes she's actually having "girlfriend problems".
  • CBP Posts Border Wall Prototype Design, Construction RFPs

    CBP Posts Border Wall Prototype Design, Construction RFPs

    That means 30 feet tall, although the officials wrote that "designs with heights of at least 18 feet may be acceptable". The wall - and having Mexico pay for it - was a central promise President Donald Trump made on the campaign trail.
    CBS Renews 'The Big Bang Theory' for 2 More Seasons

    CBS Renews 'The Big Bang Theory' for 2 More Seasons

    With fans eagerly watching, the next move will be on production company Warner Bros.to cut a big check. On top of that, the show has brought in over $1 billion in syndication for the network.
    Jets taking in a Chase Daniel free agent visit after the Saints

    Jets taking in a Chase Daniel free agent visit after the Saints

    The Saints are hosting free-agent quarterback Chase Daniel , a source familiar with the situation confirmed Sunday afternoon. The Saints have Luke McCown , who will make $1.5 million in the final year of his contract, but Daniel is five years younger.
  • Stock Chalking up Significant Action in Session: Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG)

    Stock Chalking up Significant Action in Session: Transocean Ltd. (NYSE:RIG)

    Target prices are used by analysts and brokers in reports to show how they anticipate a share in a particular firm to perform. The offshore drilling services provider reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.08 by $0.55.
    Seniors take stand against proposed health care bill

    Seniors take stand against proposed health care bill

    The healthcare bill would face significant challenges in the Senate even if it were to pass the House. Potential changes to the GOP health care bill may include a work requisite for Medicaid recipients.
    Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination hearings

    Neil Gorsuch's Supreme Court nomination hearings

    Many evangelical leaders are excited that the president followed through on a pledge to appoint a pro-life justice. What is the 'nuclear option?' Grassley has said he expects "high interest" in his committtee's hearing this week.
  • House Intelligence Committee's Russia Hearing

    House Intelligence Committee's Russia Hearing

    FBI Director James Comey and NSA Director Mike Rogers both appeared before the House Intelligence Committee hearing in which Rep. Trump recently made news on social media for accusing former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower during the campaign.
    WWE Diva Paige confirms private photos and video were stolen, leaked online

    WWE Diva Paige confirms private photos and video were stolen, leaked online

    According to the outlet, the company is handling it the way they should be: by treating the superstars as the victims of a crime. If you, wrestling fan, have been living under a rock this weekend, let me fill you in on the big story rocking the WWE world.
    Man held after climbing bike rack barrier by White House

    Man held after climbing bike rack barrier by White House

    Tran was on the White House grounds for 16 minutes before he was caught. "I think you're going to see some big changes". On Saturday, March 11th, Jonathan Tran jumped over three barriers with mace in his backpack.


Popular

Former Arkansas RB Knile Davis signs with Steelers
The Packers cut Davis two weeks later and he was picked up by the New York Jets , but cut the next day. Sensabaugh probably best fits with the Steelers as a backup slot defender and special teams player.

Illinois Could Be Loser in Republican Healthcare Plan
A share of that would come from Ryan's proposal to roll back Medicaid expansion and turn the program into block grants for states. Our legislators seem to have no qualms about screwing old, poor, and infirm people, those most in need , under this proposed Act.

Handscomb, Marsh carry Australia to safety
Smith, who on the eve of this match criticised Kohli's comments, made good on his decision to bat first with 117 of 299 for four. Kohli continued: " Guys want to push the barrier, their physical limits, their mental toughness.

You can now save your Instagram Live streams to your camera roll
Once a video save is completed, users will be able to see it right inside their camera roll so it won't be hard to find later on. This update is now rolling out to iOS and Android users at the moment and will be coming to Windows users in the coming months.

Sean Spicer says Trump 'stands by' his wiretapping claims despite bipartisan pushback
To quote CNN's write-up on the briefing, "Spicer said Trump wasn't referring to wiretapping when he tweeted about wiretapping". Senate Select Intelligence Committee chairman Richard Burr, Republican of North Carolina.