Friday, 1 July 2016

That Lisbon Treaty TEU Article 50 in full


I thought I'd take a peep at TEU Article 50, to see what was involved in a Brexit. Remarkably for EU paperwork, they have managed to keep this 'whole nation leaves' guidance short - around 268 words. Nowadays, I get more T&Cs for a toothbrush.

A key phrase is "setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union" - i.e. tell us how you want to get out but how you carry on afterwards is a separate framework.

I can hear professional services firms firing up their engines as we speak. Not just the ones to support the government, but the ones that will want to caringly support every business in the UK through the transition.

How can we help with (insert any topic here)? Oh yes, Commentary, Analysis, Guidance, Tools, Certification, Compliance, Monitoring, Implementation.

Ker-Ching.

2 comments:

Pat said...

It was sort of explained this morning by the Welsh man who never made PM but isn't that what civil servants are for - to sort it all out?

rashbre said...

Pat I think I saw that - then with the Manic Street Preacher song about football.