21st Century Wire says…
British Prime Minister Theresa May has formally invoked Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union meaning that the United Kingdom will begin its departure today.
The signed letter by the Prime Minister was hand delivered today by Britain’s permanent representative to the EU, Tim Barrow, and given to European Council President Donald Tusk.
In a historic day for the United Kingdom and the European Union, as expected, feelings were split down the country with much outpouring from those who wished to ‘Remain’ within the Union.
More on this report from RT…
— UK Prime Minister (@Number10gov) March 29, 2017
Addressing the British Cabinet at 12:30 BST, Ms. May stressed the need for Britain to unite, including “young and old, rich and poor, city, town, country and all the villages and hamlets in between.”
However, with some protests outside Parliament and #BrexitDay trending on Twitter, it’s clear Britain’s departure from the bloc is still dividing the nation. Almost half voted to remain.
Labour members, including the MP for Exeter, are to light candles throughout the day and hold a vigil in mourning of our membership of the EU, saying this decision is not in their name.
The Spectator newspaper requested poetic previews of Brexit Day, triggering passionate voices from both sides of the debate.
D.A Prince wrote: “There’s a dread-filled rush in the House tonight/ with Article 50 poised to go./ After lies black as pitch and the blind claiming sight/ And nothing to halt, now, the whole sorry show.”
Another entrant, Jennifer Moore, channeled the spirit of Dr. Seuss: “The sun did not shine./ We were too sad to work,/ So we cut out Farage/ And threw darts at his smirk.”
Philosopher and author Alain de Botton has called Wednesday “one of the saddest days in the last 200 years of British political history; one of the greatest acts of self-harm.”
Brexit mastermind Nigel Farage, whose dreams are coming true, has said he will spend the day at the pub. He tweeted: “The impossible dream is happening. Today we pass the point of no return.”
Despite this, he has also said he will move abroad if leaving the EU turns out to be a “disaster.” The former UKIP leader told listeners of his LBC radio show that, while he believes Brexit will be a success, he will emigrate if it isn’t.
“If Brexit is a disaster, I will go and live abroad. I will go and live somewhere else… it isn’t going to be a disaster. We’ve just managed to get ourselves in a lifeboat off the Titanic.”
— Nigel Farage (@Nigel_Farage) March 29, 2017
In the past few days, there has been congeniality between nations, as the PM said she aims to keep a “deep and special partnership” with Europe after Brexit…
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