The vote to leave the EU has naturally sparked a good deal of uncertainty.
Here we summarise, in short, what could happen next if the UK government triggers the withdrawal procedure.
This article from the European Parliament explains the process of withdrawal in detail.
It is likely that any Withdrawal Agreement would set out the transition phase while EU laws apply, until they are replaced.
Vote Leave published on 15 June 2016 its “Framework for taking back control and establishing a new UK-EU deal after 23 June”.
In broad terms, the framework suggests the partial repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 in this parliament with the aim of “immediately end[ing] the … European Court of Justice’s control over national security, allow[ing] the Government to remove EU citizens whose presence is not conducive to the public good (including terrorists and serious criminals), end the … use of the EU’s Charter of Fundamental Rights to overrule UK law, and end payouts under EU law to big businesses.”
This may be a quicker way to repeal certain EU laws rather than using the full Article 50 process.
In the coming weeks the process for the new UK-EU relationship and the Withdrawal Agreement under article 50 will become clearer.
Article 50 in a snapshot