By now most people will be familiar with the term Brexit, but they may not know what it actually means. It really means: British Exit. On the twenty-third of June 2016, Britain voted to leave the EU* ( the European Union ). The European Union is a group of countries, that have made an agreement to ensure the free movement of people, goods, services and capital. The prime minister called for a referendum*, which meant the people of the United Kingdom could participate in a fair vote to decide what was best for the country. The vote was extremely close and it resulted in 51.9% of the votes for leave, and 48.1% for stay. This was not the outcome the prime minister* expected.

The Conservative Party

In 2016 at the time of the referendum, David Cameron was the prime minister and the leader of The Conservative Party. As he did not agree with the decision of the people of the United Kingdom had made to leave the EU, he did not feel that he could lead the negotiations involved in leaving the EU and therefore, resigned*. The conservative party had to find a new leader immediately, and members of the party voted for Theresa May - who is our current prime minister. It is important to note that, Theresa May was elected by members of parliament from the Conservative Party only to begin with. However, other MPs and the public were unhappy about this, and eventually a general election took place to decide if Theresa May and the Conservative Party were to remain and lead the United Kingdom in their negotiations to leave the EU.

Positives Of Remaining

If the UK were to remain in the EU, many people would have thought this would have been better as we already have guaranteed trade deal. With Brexit fast approaching, we need to strike a deal with the EU fast, otherwise a no deal Brexit may be the result on the twenty-ninth of March 2019.

Negatives Of Remaining

A reason many people decided they wanted to leave the EU was due to the fact that they wanted Britain to have more independence. However, it is uncertain as to whether we will actually have a trade deal or partnership agreement with the EU.

No Deal Brexit

You may have heard the term 'no deal Brexit' before never actually knew what it means. If we were to end up having a no deal Brexit, we would leave the EU on the twenty-ninth of March 2019 with no agreements about deals in the future, this causes an uncertain outlook on people who are working in the UK, and also people trying to export* goods and services to England as no deal has been struck as to how these goods and services will be delivered to us. Moreover, it is unknown as to how many jobs are at risk if a no deal Brexit were to happen. Many MPs have voiced their concerns on having a no deal Brexit as the future could be uncertain. Over two-hundred members of parliment signed a petition* to rule out a no deal Brexit as the consequenses may be.

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