Boris Johnson accidentally triggered Article 50 on Facebook today, inadvertently starting the Brexit process for the UK to leave the EU.
“I try and go on the EU Facebook page every morning,” said the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, “and there was an interesting article about the UK leaving the European Union. Just for a laugh I ‘Liked’ it and didn’t realize that it would automatically trigger Article 50.”
Prime Minister Theresa May responded to the event, “I have always said that Brexit means Brexit. In fact, I have said very little apart from that.
“We always intended to trigger Article 50 but not quite so soon. Boris has jumped the gun, and not for the first time.”