Page by: J Parker
Facts about how Brexit came about and
the procedure that followed.
This story shows just how far
individuals and companies will go for
their own good.
1957, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands and West Germany signed the Treaty
of Rome, creating the European Economic
Community, start of the European Union -
1973 - the UK and Ireland joined the
2002 - the Euro currency starts being used
by most EU countries. The UK keeps their own
currency, the UK Pound.
2004, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland,
Slovakia, and Slovenia joined the EU, leading
to mass migration throughout Europe.
2011 - the Syrian Civil War breaks out
leading to mass migration from that area to
Europe, and a number of terror attacks
2013 Jan - UK Prime Minister David Cameron
announced he would hold an in or out referendum
on EU membership before the end of 2017, on a
2016 Feb - Cameron announced the referendum
date on 23rd June 2016, confident his
renegotiated package was enough to secure a
Leave campaigners pushed - stopping freedom
of travel into the UK, secure the UK borders,
have UK courts in control of UK issues, and
stop paying vast amounts of money into the
The remain campaign pushed - the UK would be
worse off outside the EU, and used many famous
people around the UK, and world, to get their
The leave campaign had writing on their
large red bus stating - We Send the EU £350
million a week - let's fund our NHS instead -
Vote Leave - lets take back control.
The remain campaign claimed they could not
use all the £350 million per week for the
The leave campaign claimed they would use
some of the £350 million per week, but could
not state how much.
Sky News, BBC, and ITV ridiculed anyone that
stated the vote to leave the EU could win.
2016 April 22nd - the US president Barrack
Obama stated Brexit would leave the UK at the
back of the queue on trade with the US.
2016 June 24th - UK people woke to the news
they would be leaving the EU with 51.9% of the
vote - 48.1% had voted to remain.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage claimed Obama
helped secure the Brexit vote by trying to
scare the UK people into how to vote.
David Cameron announced on the same day he
2016 June - Gina Miller challenge the
authority of the British Government to start
the withdrawal procedure from the EU, starting
a long and costly legal battle.
2016 July 11th - Theresa May becomes the new
leader of the Conservative Party.
2016 Nov 8th - Donald Trump becomes the
president of the United States, claiming the UK
would be one of the first countries he wanted
to deal with.
This time leads to a number of people
beginning campaigns to stop Brexit, or to use
Brexit for their own personal gain, these
included Nicola Sturgeon and Alex Salmond of
the Scottish National Party, Nic Clegg and Tim
Farron of the Liberal Democrats, and the
business woman Gina Miller born in Guiana.
Media companies such as Sky News, BBC, and
ITV looked like they were trying everything
they could to stop Brexit.
The SNP stated they wanted a separate deal
so Scotland could remain in the Single Market.
They claimed banks and services in London could
then move to Scotland for better access to the
Some Liberals were accused of plotting with
top EU officials on ways to stop Brexit.
2017 Jan 17th - Theresa May delivers her
speech on Brexit stating the UK would be
leaving the Single Market, and stop the vast
payments to the EU.
2017 Jan 24th - the Supreme Court found in
favour of Gina Miller by stating there had to
be a vote in parliament before they could start
the process to leave the EU.
2017 Jan 25th - Theresa May informs
Parliament she will provide a white paper on
her plans for Brexit and call for a vote in the
2017 Jan 26th - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
stated he supported the peoples vote to leave
and would try to force Labour MP's to vote for
starting the exit procedure from the EU.
2017 Jan 27th - Theresa May visits the US
for talks with President Trump, the first
foreign leader to do so.
2017 Feb 1st - MPs vote 498 to 114 in favour
of beginning Brexit.
2017 March 1st - the Lords vote to amend the
Brexit bill, they want to guarantee EU workers
right to remain in the UK.
2017 13 March - MPs vote in favour of not
amending the Brexit bill, Lords are forced to
agree, allowing the process to go ahead.
2017 March 28th - SNP secure a majority vote
in the Scottish Parliament to state they want a
second independence referendum. Theresa May
states there will not be another referendum
until after Brexit is finalized.
2017 March 29th - the UK starts the process
of Brexit by sending a formal document to the
2017 April 19th - Theresa May calls for a
General Election to be held on 8th June
May states Labour, Liberals and the Scottish
Nationalist Party were going to try and prevent
the UK from getting a good deal with the EU
involving trade and stopping freedom of
movement, so was forced to call for an