Theresa May had dinner with Boris Johnson after triggering Article 50

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Theresa May enjoyed a cosy dinner with Boris Johnson and their spouses on Wednesday night after the Government triggered Article 50 and started Brexit, according to reports.

The Prime Minister was seen entering the Foreign Secretary's grace-and-favour flat near Buckingham Palace. 

The Times report that Mrs May and her husband Philip, along with Mr Johnson and his wife Marina Wheeler, continued "into the night".

 It came after Mrs May officially kicked off Britain's exit from the European Union in a three hour session in the House of Commons. 

Last night it emerged that Liam Fox has suffered an apparent snub by Mrs May after being left off a new Brexit committee that will oversee trade negotiations.

She will personally chair the key Cabinet sub-committee overseeing negotiations on Britain's withdrawal from the EU.

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Mrs May is just one of five senior ministers on the EU Exit and Trade (Negotiations) sub-committee, according to the latest list released by the Cabinet Office.

She is joined by Brexit Secretary David Davis and Mr Johnson - who were among the leading Leave campaigners in last year's referendum - and Chancellor Philip Hammond and Home Secretary Amber Rudd who were on the Remain side.

Last night sources close to Dr Fox said he had "not expected to be on the committee nor had he pushed to be on it" because it would have further prevented him from travelling.  The source stressed that relations were good with his fellow ministers.

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