It follows last year June’s referendum which resulted in a vote to leave the EU. “It is my fierce determination to get the right deal for every single person in this country,” PM May said. On March 31 the President of the European Council, Donald Tusk, will publish the negotiation guidelines and an April 29 the EU summit will adopt them. Negotiations are expected to begin in mid-May. Later, on December, the EU chief negotiator Michel Barnier expects initial discussions to conclude. The two year negotiations will close on March 2019, when the UK will leave the EU with or without an agreement. Britain will also leave the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice. The UK remains full member of the EU for the next two years. The hope for the UK, knowing that the country will change, is “to come together.” There is a fact, as was expressed by Chancellor Philip Hammond in an interview: “Everybody in the EU and the UK is going to go into this negotiation looking to protect their own interests.