FrankWitte 5pts Article 50.5 raises an interesting question in my mind! What happens if the Referendum is won by Vote Leave but the UK Government, which views the referendum result as binding, does not activate Article 50 yet. How long will the other member states wait before they exclude the UK representative from the council (on certain issues)? There is a precedent for the exclusion of representative of an active member state from the council. It happened to the Greek finance minister Varoufakis in the later stages of the debt renegotiations with the council of ministers of finance. I would imagine that there will be an 'emergency summit' in Brussels for the 24th of June, especially when a Brexit starts looking likely, and that the UK representative will possibly not be invited already at (parts of) that meeting.