The ‘European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill’ has successfully passed all stages of the houses of Lord’s and commons.
Sorry in my last lost I said that the bill has passed the Commons and the Lord’s. I had forgotten that it had to go back to the Lord’s…
But it has now successfully passed the commons and the Lord’s, and I think now only needs Royal Assent, which is only really a formality.
Now there should be nothing stopping Theresa May invoking article 50. We must keep this in our prayers as we only have 18 days before it becomes subject to a qualified majority vote. This happens on the 1st April 2017.
That would mean that we would have to persuade 14 EU countries to support our exit from the EU.
It is also important to get things under way as there will be an EU summit on the 6th April. We can get a good start there.