Britain will launch Brexit by April, prime minister says
Britain will trigger the formal process for leaving the European Union before the end of March, Prime Minister Theresa May said Sunday, putting to rest weeks of speculation on the timing of the move.
May outlined her vision for a post EU Britain at her Conservative Party’s annual conference in Birmingham and took the first steps to making a British exit — or Brexit — a reality.
As her fellow lawmakers applauded wildly, May made it clear that the British people expected to see the moment “on the horizon” when Britain would leave and that she was going to deliver.
While the prime minister previously had hinted she planned to initiate Britain’s EU exit early next year, many observers had speculated she would wait until France’s presidential election ends in May or perhaps even the Germany elections, set for the late summer or fall of next year.