British Prime Minister Theresa May will trigger Article 50 next week.
On March 29, to be exact.
May's spokesman confirmed that the move will start official Brexit negotiations between the UK and the European Union.
Today, the UK notified the EU it would invoke Article 50––and a messy political and legislative process will begin.
"Last June, the people of the UK made the historic decision to leave the EU. Next Wednesday, the government will deliver on that decision and formally start the process by triggering Article 50," Brexit secretary David Davis said in a statement.
"We are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation," he added.
"The government is clear in its aims: a deal that works for every nation and region of the UK and indeed for all of Europe -- a new, positive partnership between the UK and our friends and allies in the European Union."
Upon hearing the news, Donald Tusk, President of the European Council, tweeted the following:
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