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Brexit: The Consequences for the EU’s

Political System

Nigel Farage unveils plan to form new party to fight 'biggest battle yet' for independence from EU

Nigel Farage has said it is his "destiny" to fight for Brexit as he unveils his plans to launch a new political party to fight next year's European Parliament elections if the Government delays Britain's exit from the European Union.

The former leader of the UK Independence Party told The Sunday Telegraph that he believed he had "not fought my biggest battle yet" and would relish the battle at May's Euro elections, which he expects to be held if Brexit is delayed.

What is Brexit, when is the UK leaving the European Union and what will happen after March 29, 2019?

Article 50: What it says

Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.

A Member State which decides to withdraw shall notify the European Council of its intention. In the light of the guidelines provided by the European Council, the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out the arrangements for its withdrawal, taking account of the framework for its future relationship with the Union. That agreement shall be negotiated in accordance with Article 218(3) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union. It shall be concluded on behalf of the Union by the Council, acting by a qualified majority, after obtaining the consent of the European Parliament.

The Treaties shall cease to apply to the State in question from the date of entry into force of the withdrawal agreement or, failing that, two years after the notification referred to in paragraph 2, unless the European Council, in agreement with the Member State concerned, unanimously decides to extend this period.

For the purposes of paragraphs 2 and 3, the member of the European Council or of the Council representing the withdrawing Member State shall not participate in the discussions of the European Council or Council or in decisions concerning it. A qualified majority shall be defined in accordance with Article 238(3)(b) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

If a State which has withdrawn from the Union asks to rejoin, its request shall be subject to the procedure referred to in Article 49.

The UK would revert to World Trade Organisation rules on trade. While Britain would no longer be bound by EU rules, it would have to face the EU’s external tariffs.

The UK would be free to set its own controls on immigration by EU nationals and the bloc could do the same for Britons. There could be long delays at borders if passport and customs checks are heightened. 

Relevant EU laws would be transferred over so there would be no black holes in Britain’s lawbook. Britain would no longer have to adhere to the rulings of the European Court of Justice but it would be bound to the European Court of Human Rights, a non-EU body.

The Government would not have to pay the annual £13 billion contribution to the EU budget. 

Sputnik: How likely will Theresa May see out the rest of the Brexit negotiation and who should replace her as PM, is there enough time for a general election?

Gavin Felton: If there are 48 letters she’ll probably win the no confidence vote but let’s say she doesn’t and there is a leadership challenge, I think they should put it to the membership.

The reality is you’ve got David Davis a man of principle, obviously Jacob Rees-Mogg but historically they have picked a candidate who has held a job in Cabinet and he hasn’t. They have some good people in there but they won’t get close because the remainers will rally round one candidate.

God forbid Gove or Amber Rudd, but the question is who is in safe seat that they can push forward because that’s the only people they’ll get behind.