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BREXIT RECAP: WHAT’S HAPPENED SO FAR?

2019-10-11 14:59
Over three years ago… in June 2016… the UK voted to leave the EU... 52 to 48... David Cameron, who campaigned to stay in the EU, immediately resigned as Prime Minister after the vote. In July 2016… Theresa May became Prime Minister... In March 2017, she triggered a piece of law called “Article 50” formally starting the process of the UK leaving the EU by March 29th of 2019… In June 2017, the UK and the EU began Brexit negotiations… The following day .. EU leaders agreed to grant an extension… initially.. to April the 12th... Later in March… Members of Parliament rejected Theresa May’s Brexit deal for the third time... On April the 10th… The EU and the UK agreed to extend the Brexit deadline... to October 31st 2019... Theresa May resigned in June... and in July… Boris Johnson became Prime Minister…promising he will take the UK out of the EU… with or without a deal... In September…some of Johnson’s colleagues rebelled… overturning his slim majority in Parliament.. On September the 9th ... lawmakers passed a law that forces Johnson to request an extension if members of parliament have not agreed on a Brexit deal… or a no-deal... by October the 19th… Jane Werrell, NTD News