The Fine Gael MEP Brian Hayes says he
understands pressure is being put on the British government to invoke Article
50 of the Lisbon Treaty to trigger British withdrawal from the EU. The Dublin
MEP was speaking in the European Parliament in Strasbourg where Brexit has
dominated debates this week. Mr Hayes says the EU want the British to trigger
exit negotiations once the new leader of the Tory party is decided which is
likely to be sometime in September.
Out words: in September