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Your guide to revoking Article 50

The mechanics of reversing Brexit

By Raphael Hogarth  

Article 50 was triggered in 2017. Photo: Christopher Furlong/PA Archive/PA Images

Britain has some breathing space—but what to do with it? Donald Tusk, the president of the European Council, said recently that the extension of the Article 50 period until 31st October could give the UK time to “rethink Brexit,” and plenty of Remainers agree. So far, campaigners have largely focused their efforts on securing a so-called “People’s Vote” on whether the UK should leave the EU, while the Article 50 clock ticks. If Remain…

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