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.

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