United Kingdom begins divorce proceedings in the European Union
LONDON, ENGLAND .- UK Prime Minister Theresa May will report to the Brussels electorate on Friday about the decision of the British electorate to leave the European Union, Of two years.
The conservative policy signed a letter of departure from the European body that will be delivered at 13:30 hours (11:30 GMT) by the UK’s ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow.
The sentiment in Britain comes from the optimism of those who supported the departure of the European body – a process known as Brexit- (Britain’s B and exit exit) and the pessimism of those who paid to stay.
The Guardian (liberal) and Daily Mail (conservative) newspapers reflect the mood in the British Isles. The first one dedicates its first page to a puzzle formed by the colored countries of the EU, while the piece representing the United Kingdom is blank:
«Today Britain takes a step towards the unknown,» headlines its main note.
The Daily Mail highlights in its eight columns the word «Freedom», in relation to the historic day on which Theresa May signed the letter that says to the EU: «We are OUT.»
In the media the countdown began with interviews with pro-European politicians, including liberal-democrat Nick Clegg as well as Scottish nationalist Alex Salmond.
On the other side are the politicians who campaigned to get out, notably the ex-leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, who for 25 years has called for an exit from the bloc of nations .
Salmond said it is a «depressing day» for Scotland, whose economy has benefited from trade with the rest of the 27 countries of the bloc, while Farage says it «is independence day» and something he has fought for since 25 years ago.
In the referendum on 23 June last year, 52 percent of the electorate voted to abandon the bloc of nations to which London joined in 1973 when it was the European Economic Community (EU).
The prime minister will deliver a speech in the Westminster parliament that will try to be conciliatory both for those who fear an exit from the bloc and those who have celebrated the break with Brussels last night.
«It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country,» May says in a report released Wednesday by British media.
Before deputies of all political factions, May will assure that «our shared values, interests and ambitions can and must unite us».
This morning the #BrexitDay hastag is trending topic in social networks with people in favor and against the departure of the UK.
Following the notification in Brussels today, the 27 leaders of the European Union will meet on 29 April to give the negotiating mandate to the European Commission.
In May the European Commission will publish its own guidelines and it is expected that in March 2019 negotiations will be concluded for the European body to leave.