Finally! Prime Minister May to soon begin UK’s exit from the EU

Liverpool, 9March2015, Photo: Anthony Moretti

Liverpool, 9March2015, Photo: Anthony Moretti

The Times has the story.

The prime minister will tell the Conservative Party conference today that she will introduce legislation in the next Queen’s speech — expected in April or May — to make Britain “a sovereign and independent country” again.

The government will overturn the 1972 European Communities Act, the legal means through which the European Union exercises its authority in the UK. This will ensure laws are made in Britain not Brussels. The move — unveiled to mark 100 days since the EU referendum — will force a showdown and votes in parliament between MPs and peers backing Brexit and those who may want to derail the process.

This announcement comes as the prime minister confirmed in an interview on the BBC 1’s Andrew Marr Show that she will formally begin the Brexit process and trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017.

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