Brexit, short for “British exit,” refers to the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU). After a referendum in June 2016, where 51.9% of voters chose to leave, the UK officially left the EU on January 31, 2020.
The aftermath of Brexit has been tumultuous for the UK, with significant economic, political, and social consequences. The UK’s departure from the EU has resulted in trade disruptions, a decline in foreign investment, and a loss of jobs. It has also created uncertainty for businesses and individuals, particularly in industries such as finance and agriculture.
Additionally, Brexit has raised questions about the future of the United Kingdom itself, with Scotland and Northern Ireland considering independence from the UK to maintain ties with the EU. The decision to leave the EU has also created tensions within the UK, particularly between those who supported Brexit and those who opposed it.
Mica from the channel Ponderful is one Brit in EU, and she tells her story of how the Stop Brexit campaign was used not to stop Brexit, but to prevent a progressive government in the UK. She says, she’s more angry at the People’s Vote & Remain campaigners than she is with the Tories for the mess that is Brexit. At least the Tories were open about what they wanted.