Prime Minister Signs Letter Triggering Article 50

Theresa May, the Prime Minister, has signed a letter triggering Article 50 which will be hand-delivered later today to Donald Tusk, the European Council President. This letter will start the process of the UK leaving the European Union, allowing the two-year period of negotiations to begin.

The Prime Minister will also make a statement in the House of Commons later today which will encourage “the country to come together”.