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Questions tagged [article-50]

Use this tag for questions related to article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. This article is used by EU member states wishing to leave the Union.

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Why doesn't the U.K. just revoke its Article 50 withdrawal?

Appreciating that it would be extremely politically unpopular, are there any policy reasons why a PM wouldn't just revoke the withdrawal, unilaterally cancelling Brexit?
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Does extending Article 50 legally require a new set date?

If the United Kingdom chose to apply for a delay to Article 50, must they set a new (target) date in order to do so? Or could the UK suspend postpone Article 50 until further notice / indefinitely, ...
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Can the UK revoke Article 50 to reinvoke it later? [duplicate]

What stops the UK from revoking Article 50 simply to reinvoke it later for an additional 2 years of time to work out a deal?
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Could the UK unilaterally “restart the clock” on Brexit?

Assume that: The UK withdraws its Article 50 notice (or purports to do so) as the ECJ says it can. The UK waits for whatever length of time is politically expedient. Optionally, the UK holds a "...
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Was the withdrawal agreement in Article 50 intended to be the statement of future relationship?

Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty lays out that a two year period may be used to define the an agreement for withdrawal. This has ended up defining a period during which the future relationship will ...
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Is EU Treaty Article 50 (2) paradoxical?

Article 50(2) of the Treaty on European Union (the “Lisbon Treaty”) sets out that the European Union Withdrawal Agreement should take account of the terms for the departing Member State’s future ...
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“The Treaties” in article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty

Paragraph 3 of article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty states the following (emphasis is mine): The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the ...
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Could the EU rewrite Article 50 in an attempt to make it more difficult for the UK to Brexit?

The scenario I am about to offer is very particular. Suppose that the UK is running out of time before Brexit Day and doesn't have a deal signed with the EU - or an extension of time from the EU with ...
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Could the Queen have stopped Brexit?

If Her Majesty so desired, would she have been allowed to overrule the will of both the people and the House of Commons and prevent the triggering of Article 50? If so, what political backlash would ...
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What do the EU's demands from the U.K. include exactly now that the UK has invoked Article 50?

What does the EU demand from the U.K. exactly now that the UK has invoked Article 50?
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Why is the British government waiting until March 29th to officially Brexit?

A few days ago the Brexit bill received royal assent, the last official step required for a UK bill to become law. The UK has declared that they will officially invoke Article 50 on March 29th, 9 days ...
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On what basis is Theresa May triggering Article 50 (Brexit) if the Supreme Court said she couldn't?

Just today (March 21st 2017), the news came out around the web that Theresa May will trigger Article 50 (Brexit) on March 29th: The UK will begin official divorce proceedings with the European ...
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What was the point of the House of Lords debating Article 50?

There was recently two days of debate in the House of Lords concerning the triggering of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, stating the UK's intention to leave the European Union. The opening ...
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What is the significance of holding a vote before UK Parliament to invoke Article 50 in comparison to Royal Prerogative?

In one of most important constitutional cases of modern times, the Supreme Court ruled by a majority of 8 to 3 that the prime minister cannot use royal prerogative to trigger Article 50 and start ...
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Can the UK sabotage EU agreements prior to article 50

Looking at how Belgium prevented the EU from having a trade deal with Canada, suppose the next trade deal with the US is to be signed after article 50 was invoked- could the UK prevent such a deal ...
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Why has Article 50 of Brexit not been enabled yet?

The process of getting the UK out of the EU, would start immediately, but the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, announced that she would invoke Article 50 by the end of March 2017, meaning that the ...
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Could the British government un-trigger Article 50?

At some point, probably early in 2017, the British Prime Minster is likely to trigger Article 50. A number of expert commentators and a large proportion of the British public still believe that it is ...
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What is Article 50?

Former Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave triggering Article 50 up to his successor. What exactly is Article 50?