It’s arrived. The letter has been handed over, so the process of our leaving the European Union is underway.
The prime minister described it as a “moment of celebration for some, disappointment for others”, acknowledging for one of the first times the 48% who wanted to stay in the EU.
But rather than a breezy goodbye, the tone of Mrs May’s letter was instead a respectful farewell.
The Irish government has said it is unlikely that an agreement on the EU’s future relationship with the UK will be reached for a “considerable time”.
In a statement, it said the …