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Article 50: when law runs out

There is no legal precedent for what lies ahead

By Paul Bowen   September 2016

The Royal Courts of Justice in London. The High Court is based here, and will ©sjiong

Given the social, political, economic and constitutional significance of triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, which starts the process of withdrawal from the European Union, it is comforting that Theresa May has indicated that she will not do so until 2017 at the earliest. On the day after the referendum, Jeremy Corbyn, the Labour leader, said that Article 50 should be…

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