Message delivered: May triggers Article 50

2017-03-31 05:00:00

The UK has started divorce proceedings with the EU. On Tuesday night the prime minister Theresa May signed a six-page letter that was hand delivered on Wednesday morning by Tim Barrow, Britain's ambassador to the European Union, to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk.

During the last Prime Minister's Questions before the letter was handed over, Mrs May promised to "represent every person in the whole United Kingdom" during the negotiations, adding, "It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country."source svm