Prime Minister Theresa May is officially starting the process to leave the European Union by setting a date in which Article 50 will be submitted: Wednesday March 29th.
There have been a series of debates regarding the subject, with legal challenges derailing the process, along with various MPs blocking the Article 50 bill in Parliament. All of this, however, has caused Theresa May’s government to continue to persevere, and ultimately prepare – after it passed through Parliament – the date in which the process of leaving the EU will begin.
Jean-Claude Juncker, the EU chief, has stated in a speech to the Belgian Federal Parliament that Brexit will not come “at a discount or at zero cost”, implying that the UK could have to pay the EU up to £51bn pounds after Brexit talks begin – this is to cover the amount Britian had agreed to spend, but will no longer do so as Britian will no longer be a member of the European Union.
The ex-Labour Prime Minister has called for the British public to rethink their choice of leaving the European Union – Brexit – because of the unsurity to the “true terms”that the Leave vote would lead to.
However, his claims that the people should “rise up” against Brexit, and the possible proposal of a second referendum have been deemed vastly undemocratic by party members, and critics alike, with Ian Duncan Smith – in an interview with Sky News – have the following to say about Tony Blair’s interference: