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UK breaks away from EU

Prime Minister Theresa May will file formal Brexit request on Wednesday, 29 of March 2017, fulfilling the wish people enshrined in the referendum on the UK membership in the European Union.

Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk in a letter that the UK really is quitting the bloc it joined in 1973.

The prime minister, an initial opponent of Brexit who won the top job in the political turmoil that followed the referendum vote, will then have two years to settle the terms of the divorce before it comes into effect in late March 2019.

“Now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together,” May will tell lawmakers, according to comments supplied by her office.

“When I sit around the negotiating table in the months ahead, I will represent every person in the whole United Kingdom – young and old, rich and poor, city, town, country and all the villages and hamlets in between,” May will say.  She also made it clear, that no deal is better than a bad deal, setting a tuning fork  to the negotiations.

The European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker called Brexit a “tragedy”, however the EU27 signed Rome Declaration to show their will to preserve the Union and enhance further integration.

Meanwhile the major ‘brexiter’ MEP Nigel Farage said that he is sure the UK will be not the only and the last country to leave the EU.

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