21:50 GMT03 August 2020
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    Britain Says 'Cheerio' to EU (463)

    The UK home secretary emphasized that invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on leaving the European Union should not happen before the end of 2016.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — UK Home Secretary and candidate for the Conservative Party's leadership Theresa May on Thursday ruled out holding the general election in the country until 2020, as well as invoking Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on leaving the European Union before the end of 2016.

    "There should be no general election until 2020. There should be a normal autumn statement held in the normal way, at the normal time and no emergency budget. And there should be no decision to invoke Article 50 until the British negotiating strategy is agreed and clear. Which means the Article 50 should not be invoked before the end of this year," May said.

    According to May, there will be no changes to the EU-UK trade in the near future.

    On June 23, the United Kingdom held a referendum on its membership in the EU. The following day, it was announced that 51.9 percent of people supported the move to leave the bloc.

    Britain Says 'Cheerio' to EU (463)


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