Sunday 2 October 2016

Theresa May intends to trigger Article 50 in March

Theresa May has announced that Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty will be triggered in March 2017 as we predicted last month.

The timing is important because EU elections are due to be held in April or May 2019 and it would be incredibly expensive and wasteful to hold EU elections when we're about to leave or to tie up valuable parliamentary time legislating to allow the election not to take place.

With most MPs professing their undying love for the EU it will be a battle between the vested interests of politicians and the democratic wishes of the people they're elected to represent.