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Will the UK revoke Article 50 by June 23 2020?

Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) states that "Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements".

The UK invoked Article 50 on March 2017, triggering a two-year process of exiting the European Union. However, the process has been fraught with difficulty and the British government has been unable to win enough support in Parliament to ratify Prime Minister Theresa May's negotiated withdrawal agreement. As a result of the deadlock, the UK has been granted an extension until 31 October 2019 following a Euopean Council meeting on 10 April. If a deal is not reached by this date, the legal default position is that the UK will exit the EU with no deal on this date.

At present the UK government is still pursuing a negotiated exit, and it is still possible that the UK can leave the EU with a deal, or leave without a deal. It is also possible that the UK will seek and be granted another extension. It is also possible for the UK to unilaterally revoke its invocation of Article 50 and thereby cease the process of exiting the European Union.

This question asks: Will the United Kingdom revoke Article 50 by June 23 2020?

This question resolves negatively if the United Kingdom has not revoked Article 50 on or before June 23 2020. It resolves positively in the event such revocation does take place. Resolution should cite credible media reports from the UK indicating that Article 50 has been formally revoked.


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