On Thursday 24th June, the United Kingdom of Great Britain made a decision that summed up its future in the EU (European Union). Split up into opposing parties voters we’re presented with the option to either remain or leave the European Union in the EU Referendum, which took place on Wednesday 23rd June – ‘Brexit’ – an abbreviation for British or Britain’s exit from the EU turned out to be a metamorphic event.
Both parties fought a valiant battle, but for what turned out to be a momentous occasion for some, it turned out to be a catastrophic day for others as Britain chose to depart from the EU. With a turnout of 72.2%, which happened to be the UK’s highest turnout with over 30 million people participating in the referendum. England and Wales were firm in their decision to depart with 53.2% of English voters choosing to leave while 46.8% chose to remain. However, in other nations, there was a divide as 62% of Scottish and 55.7% Nothern Irish voters chose to remain.
From the onset, it can seem quite confusing, but fortunately, for you, we’ve been able to dig up a handy guide, which answers all your questions surrounding the UK, EU & Brexit in 7 simple questions (via The New York Times): Brexit, Explained by Amanda Taub
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