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Brexit: The UK gives its article 50 withdrawal notice

29 March 2017

The die is cast. The Rubicon has been crossed. Whatever your favoured expression, whether drawing on the Roman origins of the EU or otherwise, the delivery by the UK on 29 March 2017 of notice under article 50 of the Treaty on European Union means that the UK will in all probability leave the EU on the earlier of entry into force of a withdrawal agreement between the UK and the EU or, failing that, on 29 March 2019.

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