Official proceedings have overshadowed any celebration and any sobbing as British Prime Minister Theresa May, has dispatched a six-page letter to European Union Council President, Donald Tusk, in Brussels, Belgium, invoking Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon, hereby signaling the beginning of a two-year process to officially divorce the United Kingdom(UK) from the European Union(EU).
Voters in the UK narrowly approved Brexit last June. The UK would be leaving the EU after 44 years that has witnessed the union increase in influence and in size and scope. Yet, voters in the UK, concerned over immigration and sovereignty issues, elected to leave to the union unaware of their long term economic health.
May's letter, delivered by her ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, was accepted by the EU. The prime minister, according to the BBC-News, explained: "Today the government acts on the democratic will of the British people..." She concluded: "This is an historic moment from which there can be no turning back."
And so it has come to past that in the year 2017, having voted to leave the EU in 2016, the people of the UK have officially notified the EU of their plans to leave the union, which will take place in 2019. The divorce will not be an easy ordeal for the sons and daughters of the UK. Many immigration and economic matters will need to be sorted. It will not be any easy considering the number of towns, cities and people in the UK, whose livelihoods are directly connected to the EU.