May 'forgot' to share Article 50 date with SNP minister

Mike Russell said he only found out the Brexit process would formally get under way on March 29 when it was reported in the media.

The move paves the way for two years of negotiations with the European Union, meaning that the country will leave the bloc in March 2019.

Parliament could be tasked with scrutinising up to 15 new bills to deliver Brexit, leaving little time for other unrelated legislation, the Institute for Government has warned.

The Prime Minister will send a letter to European Council President Donald Tusk activating Article 50 next Wednesday, starting the clock on two years of intense negotiations.

On Michel Barnier's role and comments on Brexit trigger process, Schinas suggested that Barnier will comment when he has to say something.

The European Observer explains that if parliament rejects the deal, the United Kingdom will leave the EU anyway and would fall back to trading with the bloc on the basis of World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules.

"After we trigger, the 27 will agree their guidelines for negotiations and the Commission's negotiating mandate", Slack said.

The announcement comes a day after European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker warned that other member states will "realize it's not worth leaving" the EU after they see the deal the United Kingdom gets.

"There isn't going to be one", the spokesman said, when asked about the prospect of an early election.

Prime Minister Theresa May - and other British politicians - has previously said that no deal would be better for Britain than leaving the European Union with a bad deal.

After the article will be triggered, negotiations will start and are expected to last a couple of years. "@GOVUK somehow forgot to inform us".

She will visit Wales with Brexit Secretary David Davis and Welsh Secretary Alun Cairns, and will meet First Minister Carwyn Jones as well as business leaders.



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