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Britain Formally Triggers Brexit

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A letter signed by Prime Minister Theresa May has been delivered to European Council President Donald Tusk, formally triggering Britain’s exit from the European Union. The letter was handed over by Tim Barrow, Britain’s permanent representative to the EU. By invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, Britain now has two years to negotiate an exit deal. Government officials reportedly asked Conservative Members of Parliament to refrain from “Brexit Day” celebrations as a long period of economic and political instability is expected to follow Britain’s withdrawal from the EU.

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