Back in October 2016, UK Prime Minister Theresa May stated that the UK will begin the formal Brexit negotiation process by the end of March 2017. The timing on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty means the UK looks set to leave the EU by summer 2019.
Theresa May told the Tory Party conference that the government would strike a deal with the EU as an “independent, sovereign” UK. Voters had given their verdict “with emphatic clarity”, she said, and ministers had to “get on with the job”.
May also attacked those who “have still not accepted the result of the referendum”, adding: “It is up to the government not to question, quibble or backslide on what we have been instructed to do, but to get on with the job.”
She told delegates: “We are going to be a fully independent, sovereign country – a country that is no longer part of a political union with supranational institutions that can override national parliaments and courts. And that means we are going, once more, to have the freedom to make our own decisions on a whole host of different matters, from how we label our food to the way in which we choose to control immigration.”
Considering that we’re only a few months away from the promised trigger date, do you think the process to activate Article 50 will be begin in March 2017?
Will The Process To Trigger Article 50 Be Started in 2017?
- Yes, Article 50 will be triggered in March 2017, as promised by Theresa May (42%)
- No, Article 50 will not be activated until after 2017 (31%)
- It'll be triggered in 2017, but not until later in the year (27%)