Article 50: Theresa May statement to MPs as letter delivered
Prime Minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty starting a two year countdown to the UK's exit.
Britain's ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, hand-delivered a six page letter from Mrs May to EU Council President Donald Tusk in Brussels to formally begin divorce proceedings.
She addressed MPs in the Commons shortly afterwards.
- From the section UK Politics