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An EU Referendum horror: why you need to know about Article 50

The clause the public don't know about

By Bronwen Maddox  

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There’s one thing above all you should know about Brexit before you decide how to vote: the contents of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. The full text is below. “It’s a real horror—and no one outside the negotiations really knows about it,” said one senior official to me.

Clause 4 says that after a country has decided to leave, the other EU members will decide the terms—and the country leaving cannot be in the room in…

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