The United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union

Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). Following a UK-wide referendum in June 2016, in which 52% voted to leave and 48% voted to remain in the EU, the British government formally announced the country's withdrawal in March 2017, beginning the Brexit process. The withdrawal was delayed by deadlock in the UK Parliament. Following general elections in 2017 and 2019, Parliament ratified the withdrawal agreement, and the UK left the EU at 11 p.m. GMT on 31 January 2020. This began a transition period that is set to end on 31 December 2020, during which the UK and EU are negotiating their future relationship. The UK remains subject to EU law and remains part of the EU customs union and single market during the transition, but is no longer part of the EU's political bodies or institutions.

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The first post-Brexit sanctions to punish those accused of human rights abuses are to be announced.
Credit: BBC News - Published 22 hours ago

'Obviously if we can't then we will have the very good option also of an Australian-style arrangement,' says PM
Credit: Independent - Published 3 days ago

Exclusive: Voters promised a Brexit boon will consider bid to keep Nissan and Toyota as 'ridiculous', prime minister warned
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Surprise appointment follows departure of UK's top civil servant Sir Mark Sedwill
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Historian sparks fury with appearance on Brexit campaigner's Youtube show
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

Brexit trade talks in Brussels have ended a day early as the UK's chief negotiator warned that "significant differences" remain between the two sides.
Credit: Independent - Published 4 days ago

The Labour peer, who has been approached about being Britain's candidate to be the next World Trade Organisation (WTO) director general, said the Government..
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

Little progress in talks so far
Credit: Independent - Published 5 days ago

Lorries will need permission from new HMRC computer system before heading for Dover
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

Loss of free movement rights means UK workers not suitable for many professional roles
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

It's been out of the headlines for the past few months, but Brexit is back on the political menu
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

PM tells Polish counterpart UK will be 'constructive' in upcoming negotiations
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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