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Article 50 was designed for European dictators, not the UK, says man who wrote it

Updated: Sep 23, 2018

Lord Kerr says he never thought Britain would use exit mechanism he designed

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Article 50 was designed to be used by a dictatorial regime, not the UK government, the man who wrote it has said.

As Theresa May wrote to European leaders to trigger the Brexit process, Lord John Kerr, the former UK diplomat who drafted the rules dictating how a county leaves the European Union (EU), said he never believed Britain would use the mechanism he designed. 

As Secretary General of the European Convention in the early 2000s, Lord Kerr played a key role in drafting a constitutional treaty for the EU that included laws on the process by which states can leave the bloc. 

(source: The Independent, read more)

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