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 British parliament. Following a general election, Parliament ratified the withdrawal agreement, and the UK left the EU at 11Β 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 will negotiate 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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Britain's Labour Party will elect a new leader on Saturday, with Brexit policy chief Keir Starmer the frontrunner to take over a deeply divided party that, under..
Credit: Reuters - Published 3 days ago

Head of Commons health committee also raises alarm over UK missing out on benefits of new clinical trials
Credit: Independent - Published 6 days ago

The UK is due to stop following EU rules by the end of 2020 but a group of MEPs say the date should be pushed back.
Credit: BBC News - Published 1 week ago

The European Union expects Britain to seek an extension of its status quo post-Brexit transition period beyond the end of the year, diplomats and officials said..
Credit: Reuters - Published 1 week ago

British economy faces 'double whammy' of coronavirus disruption and no-deal threat, warns largest grouping of MEPs
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Government has said it remains 'fully committed to the negotiations'
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

Exclusive: Fears that pulling out EU watchdog will make country 'a dumping ground' for products linked to cancer, thyroid disease and hormone and developmental..
Credit: Independent - Published 1 week ago

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