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9 Facts About Brexit

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Brexit is the popular term for the prospective withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom or Britain, is a sovereign country in western Europe.

The euro sign is the currency sign used for the euro, the official currency of the Eurozone in the European Union.

The European Union is a politico-economic union of 28 member states that are located primarily in Europe.

Brexit, World War II And Britain’s Identity Crisis | AJ+ by AJ+

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In a referendum on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted to leave the EU.

General election: What happens now to Brexit? by Sky News

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On 29 March 2017, the British government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union.

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The UK is thus on course to leave the EU on Friday, 29 March 2019.

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Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK would not seek permanent membership of the single market or the customs union after leaving the EU and promised to repeal the European Communities Act of 1972 and incorporate existing European Union law into UK domestic law.

Theresa Mary May is a British politician who has served as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Leader of the Conservative Party since 2016, the second woman to hold both positions, the first being Margaret Thatcher.

The European Communities, sometimes referred to as the European Community, were three international organizations that were governed by the same set of institutions.

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Negotiations with the EU officially started in June 2017.

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The UK joined the European Communities in 1973, with membership confirmed by a referendum in 1975.

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In the 1970s and 1980s, withdrawal from the EC was advocated mainly by Labour Party and trade union figures.

A trade union, also called a labour union or labor union, is an organization of workers who have come together to achieve many common goals, such as protecting the integrity of its trade, improving safety standards, and attaining better wages, benefits, and working conditions through the increased bargaining power wielded by the creation of a monopoly of the workers.

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From the 1990s, the main advocates of withdrawal were the newly founded UK Independence Party and an increasing number of Eurosceptic Conservatives.

The UK Independence Party is a Eurosceptic, right-wing to far-right political party in the United Kingdom.

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