Brexit: Article 50 to finally be filed with the EU

March 21, 2017 OPINION/NEWS

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Hazel Speed

It was announced on Monday that the Prime Minister will be sending the formal letter re Brexit (Article 50), to the EU representative on Wednesday 29th March 2017 and will also be present in Parliament to formally notify the House on the same day.

Although ‘drill down’ details are in the link herein, it has been commented that the official letter will be initially acknowledged, within 24-48 hours, following which the 27 other Countries of the EU will be consulted regarding the proposed schedule of talks which may take 4-6 weeks approximately.

Then follows an estimated two years of protracted discussions between the EU Leader responsible for these debates and Mrs May and her representatives.

God help us if all the Statutes currently under EU Law have to undergo the same lengthly progress in both Houses of Parliament as the initial debates and voting of Article 50 itself.

That said, in some instances that is preferable to having all Legislation merely transferred to UK Statutes which could store up problems for later on, as hidden in some of those laws will be caveats and conduits leading to political nightmares.

It makes one wonder which successive UK Governments agreed to forfeiting the same originally on behalf of the British people, as from my recollection, they did not go through the same scrutiny in comparison to the Brexit Bill recently.

Domestic politics will inevitably have to be squeezed in somewhere too during the next few years.

Mrs May is, quite rightly, stating there will be no General Election meanwhile and she would be mad if that were even a consideration.

Her visit to Wales must have been particularly appreciated regarding a number of aspects, such as the fact she has signed £1.3bn in respect of the Swansea Bay City Deal, and is keeping to her promise in liaising with all Constituent Countries within the United Kingdom in an effort to maintain the historic associations ongoing.

That should prove to the people of Wales that the Prime Minister has respect and affection for them and the Principality, so will be fighting for their corner in her forthcoming, and no doubt lengthy talks with the EU concerning Brexit.









Hazel Speed

Photo (c) Hazel Speed – used by kind permision to Tuck Magazine

Hazel Speed is a Philosopher, Writer, and Artist with various creative projects at differing stages of development. Her flaship project is an animation which has produced a film short: She has also written an E-novel, ‘Just Suppose…!‘ which is available via the attached link.

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