At 11pm today (Friday 31st January), the United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU) – ending 47 years of membership.
In June 2016, a referendum took place to decide if the British public wanted to leave or remain – the people voted 51.9% to withdraw from the EU.
This seems an awfully long time ago now – the word ‘Brexit’ has become a part of British life, whether wanted or not, it’s been difficult to avoid.
Even though the UK’s membership comes to an end tonight, there will be an 11 month transition period while the UK and EU negotiate additional arrangements.
Bit bamboozled by Brexit? The BBC have an ‘All you need to know about the UK leaving the EU’ article which you can view here.
Whether the UK and the EU will get back in to bed together in the future remains too be seen, but for now it’s goodbye, vaarwel, dovizhdane, doviđenja, aντιο σας, ahoj, farvel, hüvasti, hyvästi, au revoir, auf wiedersehen, viszontlátásra, addio, ardievas, atsisveikina, äddi, ddo widzenia, tchau, la revedere, zbohom, zbogom, adiós, adjö…..