UK Due to Leave EU on January 31st
After an official vote from the British House of Commons, the United Kingdom will officially leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. However, Britain will technically stay in the E.U. until December 1, 2020. During this transition period, Europe-an Union rules and purposes will apply to the UK, and the UK will have no say in decisions, conventions, or events held by the Euro-pean Union.
British withdrawal from the European Union, commonly known as “Brexit,” is a proposal that the United Kingdom has attempted to put in place since the people of Britain voted for it roughly three and a half years ago. These efforts were shared by former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, and present Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Boris Johnson.
The inability to negotiate an immense deal that satisfies both the UK and the European Union has proven quite difficult and problematic leaders of both sides. Not being able to finalize a deal for Brexit caused Teresa May to re-sign from her position as Prime Minister in June 2019. Now, after a meeting between Prime Minister Johnson and E.U. Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, it seems that the U.K. truly is leaving the European Union with a ten-month transition period. Both parties plan on negotiating to establish a good diplomatic and economic relationship, as well as a good future as allies.