On 23 June 2016 voters in the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. The vote has momentous but as yet unclear implications for Britain’s future political and economic relationships, not just with the EU and its member states, but also with the rest of the world. How far the UK can prosper politically and economically outside the EU remains to be seen. Much will depend on the detailed ongoing negotiations over ‘Brexit’, as the vote in favour of Britain’s departure from the EU is now described.
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