May to Begin Brexit Deal Wednesday for All in UK, Including EU Nationals

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May sits below a painting of the country's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole in 2017 in 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Associated Press
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May sits below a painting of the country's first Prime Minister Robert Walpole in 2017 in 10 Downing Street, London. Photo: Christopher Furlong / Associated Press

LONDON — Prime Minister Theresa May says she will enter European Union exit talks representing everyone in Britain  including millions of EU nationals living in the U.K.

May plans to ask the EU for a divorce on Wednesday, triggering two years of negotiations before Britain’s exit.

On Tuesday, May was photographed signing the letter to EU Council President Donald Tusk that will trigger Brexit  a process Britain says is irreversible.

The decision to leave the bloc has divided Britain, and left 3 million EU citizens here worried about their future.

May’s office says she will tell the House of Commons Wednesday that she’ll seek “the right deal for every single person in this country,” including EU nationals.

She will urge Britons to unite as the country begins a “momentous journey.”