May sets Brexit date

May sets Brexit date

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London will officially bid farewell to the European Union at 11 p.m. on March 29, 2019. The date appears in the first page of the amendment to the Bill submitted to the House of Commons by the British government and which the Prime Minister is determined to fight for

Another historic date is about to be circled in red on the calendar of the British people: March 29, 2019. According to British Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement, the United Kingdom will officially withdraw from the European Union at 11 p.m. that day. The British government has tabled an amendment that will be debated and voted on by the House of Commons next week, and which effectively forces pro-European members of Parliament to publicly declare whether or not they oppose Britain's withdrawal from the EU. With this announcement, Downing Street aims to silence anti-Brexiteers, including those in her own Conservative Party. May stated that the exact date and time of the British withdrawal will appear "on the front page" of the Bill to show the strength of her government's resolve to bring to completion the process of breaking away from Brussels. After getting through the first reading in the House of Commons, the Bill is now in its second reading, the stage during which amendment proposals are put forward, which are expected to be numerous, particularly from the Labour opposition. The Prime Minister is determined on this point, too, having made it clear that her Government is willing to listen to ideas for improving the bill, but will not tolerate any attempts to obstruct or block the democratic process set in motion with the referendum result in favor of Britain's exit from the EU.