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Theresa May to trigger Brexit process on March 29

20 March 2017
The UK Government will begin formal Brexit negotiations on March 29.

Prime Minister Theresa May will write to the European Union on the same date, officially triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty.

May intends to visit Northern Ireland and Scotland before the formal notification.

The move comes nine months after people voted 51.9 per cent to 48.1 per cent in a referendum.

Our UK Correspondent Natalie Powell reports