Britain is out of EU
It has happened. Brexit is done and though the British government would follow the European Union rules and bills till the end of this year, the country is officially the first one to walk out of the EU.
The United Kingdom broke off its ties with European Union — an economic and political partnership of 28 countries — bringing to an end 47 years of British membership of the bloc.
Three years ago the UK had opted out of the Union, and it took many discussions and two Prime ministers to sort out the deal.
However, both sides face a huge challenge to strike a trade deal and address the future relationship before a stand-still transition period ends in December 2020.
The UK’s requests: a free trade agreement, cooperation on security, and new arrangements for fishing are just some of the vital arguments that lie ahead. So though there is a break-up, the two parties still have a lot of deals and discussion in future.
The UK voted to leave the EU in June 2016 but the majority was not very significant — by 52% to 48%. The result has increased strains between the UK's individual countries: England (53%) and Wales (52.5%) voted to leave, whereas Scotland and Northern Ireland voted by 62% and 56% respectively to remain in the EU.