The United Kingdom European Union membership referendum took place on 23 June 2016. The vote came in at roughly 52% to 48% in favour of leaving the European Union.

Immediate AftermathEdit

As soon as it became clear that the UK had voted to leave, the prime minister at the time, David Cameron, resigned. Theresa May became prime minister on 13 July 2016.


The government tried to start negotiations with the EU before they had officially notified them of it. However, the EU refused to do so and the UK started unofficially building a picture of what they'd like it to be like.

Article 50Edit

On 29 March 2017, Article 50 of the Lisbon treaty was officially triggered, marking the official beginning to the Brexit process. It is still very ambiguous and quite a mystery as to how it shall leave, and what will be left of the UK afterwards.