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The EU Referendum gained massive media coverage in February 2016 when it was originally announced. Held on June 23rd, 2016 it managed to capture the attention of many, inspiring nearly 71.21 percent of the nation to get up and vote, leaving around 13 million people at home.

The decision was hugely important and given power from the voters the EU referendum was able to change the political landscape of the nation for generations to come. Given the enormity of the decision it has been criticised that politicians did a poor job of explaining what the referendum actual meant. Many people even now are still not certain as to what their vote actually signified. The question posed to voters on the Ballot paper asked whether they wishes for the UK to leave or remain in the European Union. However, many people have claimed since that it was not clear what leaving the EU would do for the economic, social and political state of the nation.

Changes to the Nation?

The decision of ‘Brexit’ was made by 51.89 percent of voters and started in motion a series of negotiations and decisions that have still not been finalised now in 2018. It resulted in the rapid resignation of Prime Minister David Cameron and the employment of Theresa May causing many a controversial debate. However even with the disruption and unrest caused by the vote the UK is scheduled to officially leave the EU at 11pm UK time on Friday 29 March, 2019.

To access more information you can view a wide range of articles ranging from either side of the campaign. With non-biased informative pieces as well, along with updates on the negotiations.

Infrastructure improvements to boost the UK economy

Infrastructure improvements to boost the UK economy

Infrastructure improvements will give the productivity boost the UK needs to compete on an international level says CBI

UK space contracts under threat due to Brexit

Leaving the EU could put UK space contracts under threat as the European Commission is seeking the ability to cancel existing contracts
Article 50: pulling the trigger on a British exit from the EU

Article 50: pulling the trigger on a British exit from the EU

Theresa May has signed the documentation to begin the process of withdrawing from the EU. Open Access Government discusses what this could mean for the UK
Brexit Bill: MPs set to reject changes put forward by Ministers

Brexit Bill: MPs set to reject changes put forward by Ministers

Ministers have warned they expect MPs to reject two changes made to the Brexit Bill when it is debated for the second time later today
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Storytelling will keep the EU stars shining, says MEP

Lambert van Nistelrooij, MEP and EPP Coordinator for the Committee on Regional Development (REGI), shares a new approach for raising awareness of EU added value In September 2016, the EPP Group Conference in Bucharest was a unique opportunity to reflect upon the future of cohesion policy and the European Structural...
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Engineers warn of Brexit threat to UK nuclear industry

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers calls for the government to make clear transitional arrangements to protect the UK nuclear industry after Brexit A new report issued by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) today says the government needs to make sure a clear strategy is in place to safeguard the...
Brexit white paper concept Parliament Square London

Brexit white paper expands on May’s 12 point plan

The government issued its Brexit white paper at lunchtime, outlining plans to leave the customs union and curb immigration but maintain ‘frictionless trade’ Following the vote yesterday to allow Theresa May to trigger Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the EU, the government today published the promised white...
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Shadow cabinet members resign over Article 50 vote

MPs voted yesterday in favour of beginning the formal Brexit process, amidst a wave of shadow cabinet resignations over Labour’s line on the Article 50 vote The government is today set to publish a white paper on its Brexit negotiating priorities, following a Commons vote yesterday evening in favour of...
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Dissecting the government’s new economic roadmap

Dr Julian Francis, Director of Policy and External Affairs, ACE, discusses the government’s new Industrial Strategy and economic roadmap
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Parliament must give Article 50 go ahead, Supreme Court rules

The Supreme Court has now ruled that Parliament must give Article 50 go ahead before the process of leaving the EU can begin Today’s ruling means that the government cannot start the process of the UK leaving the EU until MPs and peers of Parliament give the go ahead to...
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Twelve-point Brexit plan: what are the key focus areas?

AG highlights Theresa May’s 12-point plan for Brexit and examines what it means for the UK
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Centre for Brexit Studies to open at Birmingham City University

Birmingham City University announces the launch of a Centre for Brexit Studies this month as the UK prepares for the process of leaving the European Union Birmingham City University is launching the Centre for Brexit Studies (CBS) on 26 January, aimed at trying to understand the far-reaching consequences of the...
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Promoting arts and culture will be key in post-Brexit UK, say ministers

Ministers insist that promoting UK arts and culture abroad will be essential post-Brexit, with museums, galleries and theatres playing a key part Art galleries, museums, theatres and other cultural institutions will play a key role in promoting the United Kingdom overseas in the wake of Brexit, according to government ministers. On...
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MPs call for new Environmental Protection Act post-Brexit

A committee of MPs has published a report calling for government to reassure farmers and to introduce a new Environmental Protection Act to safeguard UK wildlife A report issued by MPs today warns that UK environmental protections must not be weakened during or after Brexit. The Environmental Audit Committee (EAC) is...
Uk top diplomat in the European Union resigns

UK’s top diplomat in European Union resigns

Downing Street confirms that Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s top diplomat in the European Union, has resigned just months before Brexit negotiations are due to start The Financial Times reported this lunchtime that Sir Ivan Rogers, the UK’s ambassador to the European Union, has unexpectedly resigned just a few short...
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Post-Brexit future of UK science and research needs bold action

The government should take bold steps to secure the post-Brexit future of UK science and research, according to a new Lords report The Lords Science and Technology Committee released a report this week calling for bold action by the government to mitigate any negative effects of Brexit on UK science...
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UK citizens’ rights should not be a Brexit bargaining chip

The government must not use the fundamental rights of UK citizens or EU nationals as a Brexit bargaining chip, say the Joint Committee on Human Rights A report published today from the Joint Committee on Human Rights (JCHR) says that the Government must not use citizens’ fundamental rights as a...
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Lords Committee calls for new UK-Irish agreement before Brexit

The Lords European Union Committee is calling for a new bilateral UK-Irish agreement ahead of Brexit, recognising the special relationship between the two The European Union Committee of the House of Lords published a report on Monday calling for a new UK-Irish agreement to be drawn up ahead of the...
May pledges £2bn research and development investment

May pledges £2bn research and development investment

In her first speech to the CBI, Prime Minister Theresa May this morning pledged £2 billion for research and development investment to put the UK on the ‘cutting edge’ Prime Minister Theresa May has announced a boost for research and development today, pledging £2 billion to place a post-Brexit UK...
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High Court rules government cannot leave EU without vote

The High Court has ruled that the government cannot begin the formal process to leave the EU without first consulting Parliament Prime Minister Theresa May does not have the power to invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without MPs’ approval, the High Court has ruled. The legal challenge was...

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