Brexit: What Happens Next?


On 23 June 2016, the British public will be presented with a choice to leave the European Union or remain as members. In the event of a Leave vote, what will happen next is unclear.

Article 50, introduced into the Treaty on European Union by the Treaty of Lisbon, sets out a withdrawal mechanism for a state that wishes to end its membership of the European Union, but the Article’s five short paragraphs raise almost as many questions as they answer.

In this new publication, Professor Gavin Barrett presents some obervations on the EU withdrawal process described in Article 50.