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Brexit 2017? Increasingly likely Article 50 will be triggered early next year

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May reportedly told Martin McGuinness, Northern Ireland’s deputy first minister, she would get the ball rolling “early next year,” it emerged on Tuesday.

Speaking at an event at the Labour Party annual conference in Liverpool, Sinn Fein’s McGuinness said: “I asked her about when she will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty [and she said] that she was going to do it not this year but very early next year.

“So we are working on the basis that early next year, the article will be triggered,” he said, Politics Home reports.

May is believed to have made similar comments to Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, when the pair held talks at 10 Downing Street earlier this month. – READ MORE

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