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23/06/2016 Brexit is approved in referendum

In Brexit referendum, 51.9% of the participating UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. The British government invoked Article 50 of the Treaty on the EU; although revoking this might be legally possible, the UK is thus on course to leave the EU in March 2019.


  • Essentials 

  • Background: The United Kingdom and Europe 

  • Timeline June 2016 to May 2019 

  • Article 50 process 

  • Other post-referendum political developments 

  • Impacts 

  • Cultural references