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Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government - Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine).<br />
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London, 29/03/2017. Today, nine months after the EU Referendum of the 23rd June 2016, where the British people decided to leave the European Union (51,9% to leave, 48,1% to remain - Turnout 72,2%), the British Conservative Government, led by the former Secretary of State (under Cameron's Governments, from 2010 to 2016) now Prime Minister Theresa May, met to hold the last Cabinet meeting at 10 Downing Street before the Prime Minister triggers the Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty for the exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union, the so called "brexit".<br />
<<The United Kingdom made its first application to join in 1961. It was quickly apparent that there was a danger of political isolation within Western Europe, Commonwealth states were rushing to do deals with the new bloc, and it had American support. This application was vetoed by the French Government in 1963 with a second application vetoed by the French again in 1967. It was only in 1969 that the green light was given to negotiations for British membership. The United Kingdom joined the European Economic Community (as it then was) on 1 January 1973 with Denmark and Ireland. This proved controversial at the time. The Labour party initially sought renegotiation of membership. This was toned down to requiring a referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain part of the Community. This referendum was duly held in 1975 with a 67% vote in favour of continued membership>> (Source: The UK in a Changing Europe - https://goo.gl/JoxZIm).<br />
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For my Reportage about the First Theresa May's Cabinet after the Brexit & David Cameron's resignation please click here: https://goo.gl/ULFDci<br />
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For my Reportage about Brexit (with information, numbers and data) please click here: https://goo.gl/CALcch<br />
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For more information about the Cabinet Ministers: https://goo.gl/wmRYRd
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Sajid Javid MP (Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government - Ministerial Champion for the Midlands Engine).

London, 29/03/2017. Today, nine months after the EU Referendum of the 23rd June 2016, where the British people decided to leave the European Union (51,9% to leave, 48,1% to remain - Turnout 72,2%), the British Conservative Government, led by the former Secretary of State (under Cameron's Governments, from 2010 to 2016) now Prime Minister Theresa May, met to...
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