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Theresa May vows to trigger Article 50 by March and be out of the EU by early 2019
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Prime Minister Theresa May has declared there will be “no unnecessary delays” in kicking off negotiations to leave the European Union, confirming she will begin the two-year process by the end of March 2017.
The announcement, at the Conservative conference in Birmingham, means the UK’s membership of the 28-nation bloc is likely to end by the summer of 2019.
To loud applause from delegates, Mrs May also confirmed plans for a Great Repeal Bill to repeal the 1972 Act of Parliament which took Britain into what was then the EEC, and to transpose EU laws into domestic law.