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Article 50 letter delivered: Take a step back in time along Havering's road to Brexit

PUBLISHED: 14:13 29 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:20 29 March 2017

Britain's ambassador to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow hands Theresa May's Brexit letter to EU Council president Donald Tusk, in Brussels. Picture: Alexander Britton/PA Wire/PA Images.

Britain's ambassador to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow hands Theresa May's Brexit letter to EU Council president Donald Tusk, in Brussels. Picture: Alexander Britton/PA Wire/PA Images.

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It's been the news that 70 per cent of voters in the borough have been waiting for since that historic moment on June 23 when the UK voted to leave the European Union.

Prime minister Theresa May has triggered Article 50 starting Brexit.

Britain’s ambassador to the European Union, Sir Tim Barrow has hand delivered Mrs May’s Brexit letter giving notice of the UK’s intention to leave the EU under Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty to EU Council president Donald Tusk, in Brussels.

The Recorder scrolls through history to see how the UK came to this moment.

Using 1975 archived footage to reveal opinions of the time, to David Cameron’s Bloomberg speech where he promised to hold an in/out EU referendum, take a step back in time using our timeline.

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