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Article 50 Bill published

Government rushes us towards the cliff edge in a panic

The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill has just been published.

The main part of the Bill runs to just one section and two short subsections:

1 Power to notify withdrawal from the EU

(1)The Prime Minister may notify, under Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union, the United Kingdom’s intention to withdraw from the EU.

(2)This section has effect despite any provision made by or under the European Communities Act 1972 or any other enactment.

MPs will debate this Bill next week, starting on 31st January 2017.

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