- Title: The road to Brexit - a timeline of events as May prepares to trigger Article 50
- Date: 24th March 2017
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - FEBRUARY 20, 2017) (REUTERS) PEOPLE HOLDING FLAGS OF DIFFERENT NATIONS IN FRONT OF BIG BEN AS PART OF MASS LOBBY OF PARLIAMENT TO DEMAND RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS ARE PROTECTED WHEN ARTICLE 50 IS TRIGGERED EU NATIONAL PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF PARLIAMENT FLAG READING (English): "I AM NOT A BARGAINING CHIP" EU NATIONAL PROTESTERS IN FRONT OF PARLIAMENT HOLDING PLACARDS READING (English): "RIGHT TO STAY" TWO YOUNG CHILDREN WOMAN HOLDING EU FLAG AND HOLDING SIGN READING (English): "RIGHT TO STAY: ITALY" LONDON, ENGLAND, UK (RECENT - MARCH 13, 2017) (REUTERS) PROTESTERS DEMANDING GUARANTEES FOR EU NATIONALS LIVING IN THE UK AFTER BREXIT DEMONSTRATING IN FRONT OF HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT WITH PLACARDS READING (English): "NO TO MAY - WE'RE HERE TO STAY" AND "PEOPLE NOT BARGAINING CHIPS" WOMAN HOLDING PLACARDS / CHURCH VICAR PLAYING DRUM PLACARD READING (English): "NO TO MAY WE'RE HERE TO STAY" / "PEOPLE NOT BARGAINING CHIPS" MAN WEARING T-SHIRT READING (English): "STILL EUROPEAN" PROTESTERS GATHERED OUTSIDE PARLIAMENT
- Embargoed: 7th April 2017 17:56
- Keywords: Brexit Article 50 European Union EU Britain UK Theresa May
- Location: LONDON AND PETERBOROUGH AND MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / PARIS, FRANCE / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
- City: LONDON AND PETERBOROUGH AND MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK / BRUSSELS, BELGIUM / PARIS, FRANCE / UNIDENTIFIED LOCATION
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: European Union,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA00I69CO4EF
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: On Wednesday (March 29) British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50, which will formally kickstart the process of Britain leaving the European Union.
It comes nine months after 2016's June 23 referendum in which Britons voted to leave 52 percent to 48 percent.
The result divided the country, with remain voters feeling their wishes and concerns are being ignored.
The Supreme Court ruled earlier this year that parliament must approve May triggering Article 50. This angered the Leave camp, which believed pro-Europe campaigners were trying to subvert the result of the referendum.
Last weekend, leaders of the remaining 27 states met without departing Britain for a summit that they hope could relaunch the Union in the city where it was founded 60 years earlier. The Treaty of Rome, creating the European Economic Community (EEC) of France, Germany, Italy and the Benelux, was signed on March 25, 1957.
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