May signs Article 50 letter to Trigger Brexit

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THERESA MAY will strike a conciliatory tone as she invokes Article 50 this afternoon, offering a partnership with the rest of the European Union and imploring Britain to “come together”.

The Prime Minister will formally launch the process for the UK to leave the European Union in a letter that will be hand delivered to European Council President Donald Tusk at around 12.30pm.

After marking out hard lines on future payments to the European Union and the influence of EU law after Brexit, the text of the Prime Minister’s letter is expected to offer some room for manoeuvre in negotiations.

Addressing MPs in the Commons as the letter is delivered, Mrs May will vow to “represent EU nationals who have made the UK their home”.

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