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Brexit: 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 after the general election which was held in June 2017 resulted in an unexpected hung parliament which then led to three subsequent extensions of the Article 50 process and was only resolved after a subsequent general election was held in December 2019. Following the outcome the UK Parliament finally 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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Brexit briefing: 170 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 170 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Michael Gove lays out post-Brexit plan [Video]

Michael Gove lays out post-Brexit plan

Cabinet Office minister Michael Gove makes a statement to the Commons, laying out the Government's post-Brexit plan for MPs.Mr Gove said it will “herald changes and significant opportunities” which..

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Buckland on government’s Brexit ad campaign [Video]

Buckland on government’s Brexit ad campaign

Justice Secretary Robert Buckland says the government's new public information campaign on Brexit is "the responsible thing to do". The campaign is intended to help businesses and individuals prepare..

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Brexit briefing: 171 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 171 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brexit: UK to spend €790m on new GB-EU border control systems ready for 2021 [Video]

Brexit: UK to spend €790m on new GB-EU border control systems ready for 2021

Brexit: UK to spend €790m on new GB-EU border control systems ready for 2021

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Brexit briefing: 172 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 172 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brexit briefing: 173 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 173 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brexit briefing: 174 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 174 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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UK pandemic handling revives calls for independence in Scotland [Video]

UK pandemic handling revives calls for independence in Scotland

Growing backing for Scotland's leader and disapproval of Brexit are driving renewed support for independence from the UK.

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Brexit briefing: 175 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 175 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Brexit briefing: 176 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 176 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

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Michel Barnier arrives at Number 10 as trade deal discussions continue [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives at Number 10 as trade deal discussions continue

The EU’s chief Brexit negotiator arrives at Downing Street ahead of a private dinner with his UK counterpart.

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Michel Barnier arrives in Downing Street [Video]

Michel Barnier arrives in Downing Street

The EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier arrives in 10 Downing Street ahead of an informal meeting over dinner with his UK counterpart David Frost. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at..

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Sharma: EU must respect UK as a sovereign nation [Video]

Sharma: EU must respect UK as a sovereign nation

Business Secretary Alok Sharma says the EU must respect the UK as a sovereign nation as post-Brexit negotiations continue. Report by Bassaneseg. Like us on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/itn and..

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Brexit briefing: 177 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 177 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Quote from the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier who will..

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Brexit briefing: 178 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 178 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process. Quote from Sarah Hewin, Chief economist at Standard Chartered, speaking to..

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Brexit briefing: 179 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 179 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published
Brexit briefing: 180 days until the end of the transition period [Video]

Brexit briefing: 180 days until the end of the transition period

The UK left the European Union on January 31. Here we look at the latest figures and key dates in the ongoing Brexit process.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:50Published

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