Brexit
/ˈbrɛks∙t/
Brexit ( or ) is the popular term for the prospective withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU). In a referendum on 23 June 2016, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted to leave the EU. On 29 March 2017, the British government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union; although revoking this might be legally possible, the UK is thus on course to leave the EU by March 2019. Prime Minister Theresa May announced that the UK would not seek permanent memb...