North East reacts to the triggering of Article 50

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It’s official – Article 50 was formally triggered today (March, 29).

This has started the process of the United Kingdom’s exit from the EU.

People in the North East have expressed mixed reactions.

Ryan Paul Weir, from Sunderland, the first city to declare a leave vote in the referendum last year, tweeted:

People from Sunderland also commented on, what is being termed as, Brexit Day.

Bernard Sparkes said on Facebook:

While Daniel Jenks said:

MPs from the North East have also posted on social media.

Catherine McKinnell, Labour MP for Newcastle North, tweeted:

Emma Lewell-Buck, South Shields MP, also tweeted about the Prime Minister, Theresa May, and her Article 50 speech in Parliament.

Prime Minister Theresa May’s letter was delivered to the president of the European Council, Donald Tusk, today.

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