Tommy wrote:I'm not using an opinion or point of view, it is in the black and white. There is nothing in Article 50 which allows it to be "cancelled". The most likely fudge-around is to put it on hold forever, but this does not mean that Article 50 can be cancelled. Whomever is talking about stuff like Article 50 needs to be careful with "stopped dead" and "cancelled". The Article hasn't anything in it that says either.
Just checked, amongst the guests making the comments on Radio 4 were....
Alan Renwick, deputy director of the Constitution Unit, University College London
Professor Catherine Barnard, Senior Fellow at the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative at King’s College London
Professor Matt Qvortrup of Coventry University
You'd have thought they know what they're talking about.
Edited to add.....
And as posted previously, the person who actually wrote Article 50, Lord Kerr, has said a number of times that despite the fact that it doesn't actually say it can be cancelled ( just as it doesn't specifically say it can't ) he says it can.
It's one of those things which has never happened before, so as has been posted by a number of people on here, it's entirely possible that if the UK did change their mind ( especially if there was another referendum ) the EU would allow them to remain - and possibly add a quick amendment to the wording of the Article to reflect this.