Britain's Prime Minister May leaves 10 Downing Street in central London. England. As Europe clamours to know how Britain plans to implement its decision to leave the European Union, new Prime Minister Theresa May is giving little away, but her strategy is becoming clear. May's aides suggest her plan is to invoke Article 50 of the EU's Lisbon Treaty, which triggers the start of the exit, early in 2017. Until then, her critics will just have to wait.
When the European Union member states drafted and then approved the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007, they did not think anyone would ever want to leave ‒ it was a few years before the Eurozone crisis, and the bloc was still glowing from its watershed expansion eastwards.
Referendum on the UK’s membership of the #EU The forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the EU has focused attention on the process whereby a Member State could withdraw from the EU. #Article50 of the Treaty on European Union (#TEU), which was incorporated into the EU Treaties by the Treaty of Lisbon, and which came into force on 1 December 2009, provided for the first time an explicit right under EU law to withdraw from the EU, and a means of doing so.
Again & again the EU has lied and tricked the electorate of Europe to subvert its will - when France & the Netherlands voted against the EU Constitution they re-introduced it as the Treaty of Lisbon so it could not be voted on by the people. The Minister is right, they will have their army if Britain stays in and there will be nothing Britain can do about it. Vote Leave - you surely have to be either brain dead or a rich aristocrat with a wind farm (that might be the same thing in some…