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16 March 2017 • 10:52am
The Queen has signed the Article 50 Bill into law this morning, clearing the way for Theresa May to formally start talks to leave the European Union.
The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill was passed by MPs and peers on Monday.
It is now open to the Prime Minister to notify Brussels that the UK is leaving the EU, starting the two-year countdown to Brexit.
David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, said: “The Queen has today given Royal Assent to the Article 50 Bill, giving the Government the formal power to trigger Article 50 and deliver on the will of the British people.
“By the end of the month we will invoke Article 50, allowing us to start our negotiations to build a positive new partnership with our friends and neighbours in the European Union, as well as taking a step out into the world as a truly Global Britain.”