If you have been paying attention to international news for the past few years, you might have heard the term “Brexit.” But what does it mean and why is it important?
Here’s an explanation from “Simple Wiki”
On 23 June 2016, the UK made a referendum that asked whether the UK should leave the EU. The result was that 51.9% of the UK electorate (the main region of the UK) voted that the UK should leave the EU. The rest wanted the UK to stay in the EU. On 29 March 2017, the UK government said that they will definitely be leaving the EU. This started the procedure of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, a law that deals with countries that leave the EU. The UK was expected to fully leave the EU on 29 March 2019 at 11 p.m. UTC. The deadline to leave was later changed to 31 October 2019.
As you can see, this has been going for for several years, and has made many people in the UK angry and confused.
Please read the article below (choose the best level for you) to find out more. Then, answer the questions below.
- Which level did you read?
- What is the subject of this article?
- What does the article say about the subject?
- What are the supporting details?
- What is the final idea in the article?
- Is this topic important only to Europe and the UK? Why or why not?
- What question do you have about this topic?
Please write your answers in the reply below.
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