(London, UK – 2:52 P.M.) The Prime Minster of the UK, Therea May, is set to trigger Article 50 of the 2009 Lisbon Treaty tomorrow.
This will begin a two-year process in which the UK will negotiate its exit terms with the European Union. Theresa May said she is aiming to have a “special relationship with the EU.”
“Tomorrow we begin the negotiations to secure a new deep and special partnership with the European Union. As we do so I am determined we should also seize this historic opportunity to get out in to the world and to shape an even bigger role for a global Britain. This means not just building new alliances but going even further in working with old friends who have stood alongside us for centuries,” PM May said earlier today at a Qatari investment forum in the city of Birmingham.
The UK voted to leave the EU via a referendum held in June 2016. Shortly after the referendum, leader of the Conservative Party and PM at the time, David Cameron, decided to resign.