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‘We will be leaving!’ May confirms to Peter Bone UK will leave Brussels bloc in March 2019

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Speaking during PMQs, Peter Bone called on Theresa May to confirm that the UK would be leaving the Brussels bloc by the end of March 2019. The Prime Minister

reiterated the UK was leaving the EU and said Brexit negotiations would not be extended. Mr Bone asked: “It has been assumed that triggering Article 50 means

that on the 29 March 2019, we will come out of the EU if there is not an agreement. “But is it not the case that the negotiations can be extended if this government and

the EU agree to extend the negotiations. “Would the Prime Minister give the assurance that under no circumstances would the negotiations be extended?”

Theresa May suggested the Brexit negotiations would not be extended and the UK will leave the bloc two years after the triggering of Article 50. She replied: “My

honourable friend is accurate in his interpretation of the treaty which does allow for that extension in negotiations. “I have been very clear we want those negotiations to end, and we want to have an agreement on the future relationship and our

withdrawal, by March 2019. “We will leave the EU on March 2019.” Speaking to the House of Commons on Monday, the Prime Minister confirmed the UK would seek an implementation period of “around” two years after it has left the bloc. During this

time the European Court of Justice would still have power over British courts. Clashing with a Labour MP in PMQs on Wednesday, Mrs May said the UK were not ramping up a “no deal scenario” and were “actively working” to get the best deal for

Britain. “It’s what I set out in my Florence speech, I recommend the speech to the Honourable Lady,” she said. “And, on the second point, I made very clear, and

perhaps I need to explain it again to members of the opposition, when we leave the European Union in March 2019, we will cease to be full members of the single

market and the customs union. “That will happen because you can’t be full members of the single market and the customs union without accepting all four pillars of ECJ jurisdiction. “During the implantation period, we will be looking to get an agreement on very much the same basis as we operate at the moment and under the same rules and regulations. But, that will not be the same as full members of the customs union and the single market.”