By the time you are reading this, the UK will have already triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and begun the process of leaving the EU.
The Lisbon Treaty provides the constitutional base of the EU and states that “any member state may decide to withdraw from the union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements”. Once the UK has notified the European Council of its intention to do so, arrangements for its withdrawal will begin, although it may be a month or two before formal negotiations get under way.
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