Article 50 To Be Triggered On 29 March 2017
2. A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. That agreement shall be negotiated in accordance with Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. It shall be concluded on behalf of the Union by the Council, acting by a qualified majority, after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament.
Source: Article 50 Of The Treaty Of Lisbon.
The UK’s Permanent Representative to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow, has informed the office of European Council President, Donald Tusk, of the UK’s intention to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on March 29, 2017.
This meets the UK’s longstanding commitment to trigger Article 50 by the end of March 2017.
Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union is David Davis.
Civil liberties In The United Kingdom
Civil liberties in the United Kingdom have a long and formative history. This is usually considered to have begun with the English legal charter the Magna Carta of 1215, following its predecessor the English Charter of Liberties, a landmark document in English legal history. Judicial development of civil liberties in the English common law peaked in 17th and 18th centuries, while two revolutions secured Parliamentary sovereignty over the King and judges. During the 19th century, working-class people struggled to win the right to vote and join trade unions. Parliament responded and judicial attitudes to universal suffrage and liberties altered with the onset of the first and second world wars. Since then, the United Kingdom’s relationship to civil liberties has been mediated through its membership of the European Convention on Human Rights.