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United Kingdom prime minister to trigger Brexit on March 29: spokesman

20 March 2017, 08:35 | Darnell Patrick

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The spokesman said the United Kingdom government remained "confident" that the process could be concluded within the two-year timeframe, meaning that the United Kingdom would formally leave the European Union by the end of March 2019 - ending 46 years of membership.

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.

Following the disastrous (to some) vote brought forth by then-Prime Minister David Cameron previous year, British nationals opted to leave the European Union (EU). Britain had said it hoped the trade deal could be agreed, at least in outline, during the two-year period when the exit talks were being finalised.

February 20, 2016: Cameron announces that he has negotiated a deal with European Union leaders which will give Britain "special status".

Theresa May will fire the starting gun for Brexit on Wednesday next week, Downing Street officially revealed today.

Asked if that would mean Brexit happening by March 29 2019, the PM's spokesman said: "We have said we expect this to be a two-year process and we are confident that is what we will achieve".

We want negotiations to start promptly.

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The attitude of the SNP may also affect the passage of Brexit laws, it adds.

Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed for months that the country will trigger Article 50 by the end of March.

"She has chosen the hardest and most divisive form of Brexit, choosing to take us out of the Single Market before she has even tried to negotiate". Interestingly, the European Union also wants to get this done quickly.

"The attitude that the Scottish National Party (SNP) takes to the passage of Brexit-related legislation in Westminster could affect the smoothness with which that legislation passes through Parliament if they join forces with the Labour Party and Conservative rebels", the report says.

We assumed that there would be a deal on preserving the existing rights for EU living in Britain, and British citizens living in the EU and that Britain and the EU would continue to co-operate on security matters.

Priti Patel, the UK's global development secretary, said: "What this shows is that we are a government that is very focused".



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