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UK: Corbyn slams govt's 'utterly complacent' attitude as May triggers Brexit03:52

UK: Corbyn slams govt's 'utterly complacent' attitude as May triggers Brexit

United Kingdom, London
March 29, 2017 at 12:57 GMT +00:00 · Published

We all want to live in a truly global Britain that gets out and builds relationships with old friends and new allies around the world. These are the ambitions of this government's plan for Britain. Ambitions that unite us, so that we are no longer defined by the vote we cast, but by our determination to make a success of the result. We are one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future. And, now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together."

Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn responded to UK Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement to the House of Commons that she had formally triggered Article 50, on Wednesday from London, as negotiations officially start for the UK to break away from the EU.

Corbyn heavily criticised what he called the Conservative government's bid to "turn this country into a low wage tax-haven", referring to the approach as 'reckless' and 'damaging'.

He went on to question May about the status of EU nationals in the UK as the Brexit process unravels, hitting out at the 'utterly complacent' attitude coming from May's cabinet.

May signed a letter that was presented on Wednesday to European Council president Donald Tusk by British ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow that gives formal notice of the UK's desire to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

The British prime minister reportedly discussed the beginning of UK-EU negotiations with Tusk, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone, Tuesday evening.

Article 50 allows EU and UK representatives two years to come to a deal on the terms of the UK's exit from the union, with the deadline for the talks set for 29 March 2019. If an agreement is not reached, the parties will have to decide on an extension date.

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We all want to live in a truly global Britain that gets out and builds relationships with old friends and new allies around the world. These are the ambitions of this government's plan for Britain. Ambitions that unite us, so that we are no longer defined by the vote we cast, but by our determination to make a success of the result. We are one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future. And, now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together."

Leader of the opposition Jeremy Corbyn responded to UK Prime Minister Theresa May's announcement to the House of Commons that she had formally triggered Article 50, on Wednesday from London, as negotiations officially start for the UK to break away from the EU.

Corbyn heavily criticised what he called the Conservative government's bid to "turn this country into a low wage tax-haven", referring to the approach as 'reckless' and 'damaging'.

He went on to question May about the status of EU nationals in the UK as the Brexit process unravels, hitting out at the 'utterly complacent' attitude coming from May's cabinet.

May signed a letter that was presented on Wednesday to European Council president Donald Tusk by British ambassador to the EU Sir Tim Barrow that gives formal notice of the UK's desire to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty.

The British prime minister reportedly discussed the beginning of UK-EU negotiations with Tusk, EU Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and German Chancellor Angela Merkel by telephone, Tuesday evening.

Article 50 allows EU and UK representatives two years to come to a deal on the terms of the UK's exit from the union, with the deadline for the talks set for 29 March 2019. If an agreement is not reached, the parties will have to decide on an extension date.

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