Focus: Brexit - Untying the Knot


On 23 June 2016 British voters went to the polls in a referendum on whether to leave or remain within the European Union. The result is history: by a margin of 3.78%, the UK electorate voted to leave.

It ranks as one of the most crucial events in modern British history. It put into reverse a process of integration into Europe that had gone on for over four decades and it set the country on a course into unknown political and economic territory.

Read more in Access to English: Social Studies, pp. 148-166. Then work with the tasks in the textbook and on this website.

The State of Negotiations - Brexit Explained

TDLR News explains what is happening now (October 2018) and what is likely to happen next.

Hard or soft Brexit: What's the difference?

The BBC's Kamal Ahmed explains the difference between a hard or soft Brexit for the UK.