- Nine months after formally voting to leave the European Union, the United Kingdom has officially set a date to make Brexit official.
- A spokesperson for British Prime Minister Theresa May said Monday that the country’s government plans to trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29 in order to formally begin the process of leaving the bloc of political and economic allies, according to the BBC.
- If talks on the country’s exit terms go smoothly, the BBC reported, the U.K. could be out as early as 2019. Read more (3/20/17 11 AM)
I think it's worth remembering for people who are worried at the moment that we are currently still in the EU. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty has to be invoked before we begin leave negotiations, and that hasn't happened yet. And once it is it could take two years for those negotiations to wrap up - so other than immediate economic impact we won't have to go through changes overnight, and we will probably have prior warning. I wanted to remain, but it's worth keeping calm for now.