Well, there’s been a lot of hiccups, legal barriers, preliminary negotiations and shitloads of panic, but now we’ve got a concrete date for the actual beginning of Brexit.
I have set out my objectives. These include getting a good free trade deal. They include putting issues like continuing working together on issues like security at the core of what we are doing. We are going to be out there, negotiating hard, delivering on what the British people voted for.
Of course, this doesn’t mean Brexit is going to be a hasty or uncomplicated affair. EU sources told The Guardian that May missed her chance at a speedy beginning to Brexit, and that they may make her wait up to six weeks before providing a response to her letter triggering Article 50.
Within 48 hours of the UK triggering Article 50, I will present the draft #Brexit guidelines to the EU27 Member States.
— Donald Tusk (@eucopresident) March 20, 2017