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What is “exit day”? Dispelling misconceptions about the extension of Article 50 - House of Commons Library

Later this week, the Prime Minister is expected to ask the European Council to extend Article 50. If the Governments of the 27 EU Member States unanimously agree to her request, the UK’s departure from the EU will be delayed. The Library has previously explained how that EU decision-making process will work. Common misconceptions have arisen as to the role of domestic legislation in this process. This Insight clarifies the role of domestic law in extending Article 50.