- Title: Timeline of events before and after Brexit, as Britain heads for an election
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UK (FILE - SEPTEMBER 19, 2014) (REUTERS) ***WARNING CONTAINS FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY*** 'NO' SUPPORTERS LISTENING TO RESULTS FROM FIFE ANNOUNCING ANOTHER WIN FOR THE 'NO' VOTE AND MOMENT WHEN THEY SECURED MORE THAN 50 PERCENT OF VOTES TO REJECT INDEPENDENCE PEOPLE SMILING, CHEERING AND ARMS IN AIR EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - SEPTEMBER 19, 2014) (REUTERS) 'YES' SUPPORTERS IN PUB AS RESULTS ARE ANNOUNCED WOMAN WITH HER HEAD IN HER HANDS GRETNA, SCOTLAND, UK (FILE - SEPTEMBER 16, 2014) (REUTERS) "HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER CAIRN HERE" SIGN WITH UNION JACK, SCOTTISH, WELSH AND NORTHERN IRISH AND ENGLISH FLAGS FLYING UNION JACK AND SCOTTISH FLAGS FLYING CLOUGHOGE, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) SIGN ON SIDE OF ROAD IN BORDER AREA BETWEEN NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE REPUBLIC READING (English) "NO EU FRONTIER IN IRELAND / NO HARD BORDER" CLOSE OF SIGN CARRICKCARNAN, REPUBLIC OF IRELAND (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) EU AND REPUBLIC OF IRELAND FLAGS FLYING JONESBOROUGH, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) FIELDS IN BORDER AREA SEEN THROUGH A LINE OF BARBED WIRE FLURRYBRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELAND (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) RED POST BOX OF THE UNITED KINGDOM ON UK SIDE OF BORDER, WITH IRISH SPEED SIGN IN KILOMETRES PER HOUR SEEN ACROSS THE ROAD IRISH SPEED SIGN FLURRYBRIDGE, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) ANTI-BREXIT CAMPAIGNERS SETTING UP ROAD BLOCK FOR TRAFFIC, MIMICKING A HARD BORDER "STOP" SIGN IN ENGLISH AND IRISH MOCK CUSTOMS OFFICER HALTING A VEHICLE DIGGER WITH ANTI-BREXIT PLACARD ON FRONT APPROACHING "CUSTOMS BORDER" LOCAL PEOPLE PROTESTING HOLDING ANTI-BREXIT SIGNS MOCK CUSTOMS OFFICIALS WAVING THROUGH A TRUCK BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF EUROPEAN COMMISSION IN NORTHERN IRELAND PORTADOWN, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 26, 2017) (REUTERS) SINN FEIN POSTER READING (English) "IF YOU REALLY WANT AN IRISH REPUBLIC VOTE FOR SINN FEIN" BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 25, 2017) (REUTERS) PLACARD READING (English) "WE ARE EUROPEANS" WITH SINN FEIN POSTER READING (Irish) "VOTAIL SINN FEIN" IN BACKGROUND SINN FEIN LEADER GERRY ADAMS STANDING ON PICKET LINE TALKING TO PEARSE DOHERTY (SINN FEIN MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT IN THE REPUBLIC OF IRELAND - RIGHT) AND ANOTHER PARTY MEMBER DOHERTY HOLDING PLACARD READING (English) "SINN FEIN: STAND AGAINST BREXIT" / ADAMS STANDING YOUNG GIRL HOLDING PLACARD READING (English) "STAND UP TO BREXIT" BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF ULSTER VOLUNTEER FORCE (UVF) MURAL FEATURING THREE MASKED FIGHTERS HOLDING GUNS BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND, UK (FILE - FEBRUARY 2017) (REUTERS) CLOSE OF IRISH FLAG ON A MURAL ON THE PEACE WALL DIVIDING CATHOLIC AND PROTESTANT COMMUNITIES WOMAN AND A YOUNG GIRL WALKING BY A FREE IRELAND MURAL WITH FIGHTER HOLDING IRISH FLAG AND A GUN
- Embargoed: 15th June 2017 07:02
- Keywords: Scotland EU referendum Northern Ireland Article 50 Brexit David Cameron Nigel Farage independence referendum Theresa May election Jean-Claude Juncker European Union Nicola Sturgeon
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- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Government/Politics,Elections/Voting
- Reuters ID: LVA01H6J6P4CN
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Prime Minister Theresa May last month called for an election on June 8, saying she needed to strengthen her hand in divorce talks with the European Union by shoring up support for her Brexit plan.
She had been reluctant about bringing forward the election from 2020, but decided it was necessary to win support for her ruling Conservative Party's efforts to press ahead with Britain's departure from the EU.
On June 23, 2016 Briton's voted to leave the European Union by 52 percent to 48 percent.
The shock result bitterly divided the country and sparked protests by pro-European Union supporters.
UKIP leader, Nigel Farage, the most well-known face of Brexit, celebrated calling it Britain's Independence Day.
A Supreme Court case forced the government to seek parliamentary approval to trigger Article 50 and in March 2017 May formally did so.
Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon now wants a second independence referendum after Scotland voted to stay within the EU in the June 23 poll.
In Northern Ireland there are fears that Brexit could bring the reimposition of a hard border between the north and the Republic.
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