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Statement on Royal Assent of EU (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

A statement by David Davis, Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, David Davis said:

The Queen has today given Royal Assent to the Article 50 Bill, giving the government the formal power to trigger Article 50 and deliver on the will of the British people.

By the end of the month we will invoke Article 50, allowing us to start our negotiations to build a positive new partnership with our friends and neighbours in the European Union, as well as taking a step out into the world as a truly Global Britain.

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