Live updates as Britain triggers its departure from the EU

29th March, 2017

Britain will embark on its historic exit from the European Union today after Theresa May signed the letter to trigger Article 50. The document, which will kickstart up to two years of protracted negotiations to sever its ties with the bloc by the end of March 2019, is to be hand-delivered to EU chiefs. Stay up to date with all the latest developments here:

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