- Published on 20 March 2017
- Written by slbc news
Prime Minister Theresa May is to officially notify the European Union next Wednesday that the UK is leaving. Downing Street said she would write a letter to the European Council, adding that it hoped negotiations on the terms of exit and future relations could then begin as quickly as possible. The move comes nine months after a referendum in which the UK voted to leave by a margin of 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent. An EU spokesman said it was "ready and waiting" for the letter.