- Title: Timeline of events before and after Brexit, as Britain heads for an election
- Date: 1st June 2017
- Summary: (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER UKIP LEADER, NIGEL FARAGE, SAYING: "Well I shall go for a pint of something and think to myself that after 25 years of slog perhaps it was all worth it." MEMBERS OF "CONSERVATIVE PROGRESS" CAMPAIGN GROUP AT AN ARTICLE 50 CELEBRATION PARTY IN A PUB IN WESTMINSTER RAISING THEIR GLASSES AND SAYING "CHEERS" AND WAVING UNION JACK FLAGS UNION JACK FLAGS ON TABLE AND PRO-BREXIT BOOKLET WITH TITLE "PROJECT CHEER" PEOPLE CLINKING WINE GLASSES IN CELEBRATION WOMAN DRINKING HOLDING BALLOON BALLOON READING (English): "AUF WIEDERSEHEN SINGLE MARKET" TWO MEN RAISING THEIR GLASSES, ONE OF THEM WEARING A UNION JACK WAISTCOAT BALLOON (English): "AUF WIEDERSEHEN SINGLE MARKET" MAN HOLDING VOTE LEAVE PLACARD ANOTHER MAN TALKING TO VOTE LEAVE SUPPORTER BADGES ON VOTE LEAVE SUPPORTER'S JACKET READING (English) "CHANGE BRITAIN" AND "BETTER OFF OUT" CAP SAYING "VOTE LEAVE" ON MAN'S HEAD / MAN SMILING UNION JACK FLAGS AND TWO WOMEN DRINKING
- 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: LVA00Z6J6P4CN
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- 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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