Opinion: Brexit is happening and remainers like me have to get over it
So now we know. The UK will officially apply to leave the European Union in March next year.
And unless something goes wrong, we’ll be out of it by the summer of 2019.
What Prime Minister Theresa May has announced is the date that the UK will trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which we signed up to in 2007.
Strictly speaking, the referendum and all the debates that have taken place since then were just a private matter for us.
Leaders of other countries know what’s going on, and might have pretty strong views about it. But nothing about our relationship with the EU has officially... read more
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