British Prime Minister Theresa May has signed a letter to the European Union officially notifying it of the country's intention to leave the bloc. Rough cut (no reporter narration)
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION British Prime Minister Theresa May will formally begin Britain's exit from the European Union on Wednesday (March 29) by sending a letter to the EU invoking article 50, which she signed on Tuesday (March 28). Nine months after Britons voted to leave, May will notify EU Council President Donald Tusk of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the bloc it joined in 1973. The Prime Minister, an initial opponent of Brexit who won the top job in the political turmoil that followed the referendum, will have two years to settle the terms of the divorce before it comes into effect in late March 2019. "Now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together," May will tell lawmakers, according to comments supplied by her office.