Who can start the UK’s withdrawal from the EU under Article 50 TEU?

Paul Bowen QC

Who can start the process of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the EU under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU)?  Article 50 sets out the procedure for withdrawal but is silent on this question, providing only that “Any Member State may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements”.  So the answer to the question turns on what are the “constitutional requirements” of the United Kingdom.  Here is my contribution to this vexed and very topical question.

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