Prime Minister Theresa Might is to formally notify the European Union subsequent Wednesday that the UK is leaving.
Downing Road stated she would write a letter to the European Council, including that it hoped negotiations on the phrases of exit and future relations might then start as shortly as attainable.
An EU spokesman stated it was “prepared and ready” for the letter.
Mrs Might’s spokesman additionally rejected stories an early election could also be held, saying: “It isn’t going to occur.”
Underneath the Article 50 course of, talks on the phrases of exit and future relations will not be allowed till the UK formally tells the EU it’s leaving.
If all goes in line with the 2 yr negotiations allowed for within the official timetable, Brexit ought to occur in March 2019.
A No 10 spokesman stated the UK’s Ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, knowledgeable the European Council, headed by President Donald Tusk, earlier on Monday of the date that Article 50 can be triggered.
Mrs Might is predicted to make a press release to the Home of Commons on Wednesday shortly after invoking Article 50, setting out her goals.
A spokesman stated the federal government needs negotiations to start out as quickly as attainable however added that they “absolutely recognize it’s proper that the opposite 27 EU states have time to agree their place”.
The BBC’s Ben Wright stated he anticipated the Article 50 letter to be brief, probably extending to 2 pages at most, and for Mrs Might to make use of it to publicly reiterate her common aims – comparable to leaving the only market however reaching a mutually useful settlement on commerce and different points.
Talking in Swansea on Monday, through the first of a collection of visits across the UK earlier than she triggers Article 50, Mrs Might stated she was intent on “delivering on Brexit and getting the best deal”.
Final yr’s referendum outcome, she added, “was not nearly leaving the EU” however was a vote for a “change in the best way the nation works”.
“A part of that’s constructing a robust financial system and making certain that the advantages of financial progress and prosperity are felt throughout each a part of the UK.”
Brexit Secretary David Davis stated the UK was now “on the edge of an important negotiation for this nation for a era”.
“The federal government is obvious in its goals,” he stated. “A deal that works for each nation and area of the UK and certainly for all of Europe – a brand new, constructive partnership between the UK and our pals and allies within the European Union.”
In response to the information, Mr Tusk tweeted: “Inside forty eight hours of the UK triggering Article 50, I’ll current the draft Brexit tips to the EU27 Member States.”
Mr Tusk has beforehand stated he expects to name a unprecedented summit of the 27 different members inside 4 to 6 weeks, to attract up a mandate for the European Fee’s chief negotiator, Michel Barnier. Beneath this state of affairs, talks are more likely to start in earnest in Might.
Mrs Might stated final yr that she meant to inform the EU of the UK’s intention to go away by the top of March. The transfer was permitted by Parliament two weeks in the past when friends and MPs handed unchanged a invoice giving the prime minister the authority to set the method in movement.
EU leaders have stated they need to conclude the talks inside 18 months to permit the phrases of the UK’s exit to be ratified by the UK Parliament and the European Parliament, in addition to authorised by the required majority of EU states.
Mrs Might has stated MPs and friends may have a vote on the deal she negotiates however she has insisted the UK will depart anyway even when Parliament rejects it. The federal government has stated it expects to safe a constructive end result however made clear there’s a probability of there being no formal settlement.
Lib Dem chief Tim Farron, who has referred to as for the general public to have their say on the phrases of exit in an extra referendum, stated Mrs Might’s determination to rule out membership of the only market earlier than negotiations started was proof she was pursuing an “excessive and divisive” Brexit.
“On the day Theresa Might is travelling the nation claiming she needs to deliver the UK collectively, she lets it’s recognized she is about to unleash division and bitterness,” he stated.
“Leaving the only market was not on the poll paper within the referendum, it’s a political selection made by Theresa Might.”
Later this week, EU leaders will collect in Rome to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Treaties of Rome, which established the European Financial Group – the preliminary forerunner to the EU. Mrs Might shouldn’t be attending the occasion.
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