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It's Brexit Day -- Britain Begins the Brexit Process

Britain's decades-long membership of the European Union will end Wednesday as the government delivers its formal exit request to officials in Brussels.

Britain's decades-long membership of the European Union will end Wednesday as the government delivers its formal exit request to officials in Brussels, triggering a clause in the Treaty of Lisbon that allows member states to negotiate a departure from the bloc.

Sir Tim Barrow, Britain's EU Ambassador, will deliver a six-page letter, signed late Tuesday by Prime Minister Theresa May, to European Council President Donald Tusk at around 13:30 CET, triggering what is expected to a long and torturous process of negotiations between not only lawmakers in Britain, but also representatives of the 27 other member states that comprise the current European Union.

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