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Posts Tagged: Article 50
The clock is ticking, and business and the public need to see that the Government is gripping the complexities of the process.
Christopher Howarth: Osborne, Umunna and the CBI are offering a bridge to nowhere, not a bridging agreement
Having attacked EEA membership as a bad deal during the referendum, they now pretend it is a good idea in the hope of preventing Brexit.
The Supreme Court recently made it very clear that the courtesies built into devolution do not diminish the sovereignty of Parliament.
It is incumbent on all of us who have participated in the EU debate, on both sides, to confess to some sins and omissions.
Is it interested in reforming to tackle its long-term problem? Will it let deals be held to ransom by Spain and Wallonia? Will it finally start taking security seriously? The next few years will tell us.
WATCH: Wallace debates Article 50 – “People who thought themselves powerless get to see the powerful do what they want”
Our Executive Editor also pays tribute to those Remainers who have “done the grown-up thing” by accepting the result.
The Prime Minister presents the news that she has triggered Article 50 to MPs.
The UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union will deliver it to Donald Tusk shortly.
It’s a day to think of the people who dreamed of it and the people who dreaded it alike. And to embrace the renewal of our democracy.
May’s Article 50 statement: “Now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together.”
“It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country.”
The Speaker informs the House of Commons that it has become law.
The longer it gets, the harder it becomes to simultaneously please both the EU institutions and the British electorate.
Alex Chalk and Tania Mathias were the only MPs to vote against the Government on the Lords’ amendment.
She says she voted against her conscience to honour the referendum outcome, but is making a stand for Parliamentary sovereignty.