As a plot to block Brexit gathers pace, it might be wise to trigger Article 50 immediately to ensure that the UK does exit the European Union.
It is the activation of Article 50 alone which makes a UK exit from the EU irreverisible.
As long as that article is not activated, a UK exit from the EU can still be scuppered by a parliamentary vote or by some other manoeuvre.
Also, the German government today said no talks with the UK can take place until the Article 50 is activated.
The German finance ministry has already offered constructive talks to the UK be led by the country’s foreign ministry. Germany needs good trade relations with the UK. Germany’s car industry exports more cars to the UK than anywhere else in the world at 810,000 cars last year.
The aim of the UK surely should be to sideline the…
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