UK withdrawal from the European Union

Brexit was the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) at 23:00 GMT on 31 January 2020. The UK is the only sovereign country to have left the EU. The UK had been a member state of the union and its predecessor the European Communities (EC) since 1 January 1973. Following Brexit, EU law and the Court of Justice of the European Union no longer have primacy over British laws, except in select areas in relation to Northern Ireland. The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 retains relevant EU law as domestic law, which the UK can now amend or repeal. Under the terms of the Brexit withdrawal agreement, Northern Ireland continues to participate in the European Single Market in relation to goods, and to be a de facto member of the EU Customs Union.

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Ministers plan to introduce legislation to change Northern Ireland's post-Brexit trade arrangements in coming weeks as it faces a "very grave and serious..
2 days ago • Sky News
Business Secretary Kwarsi Kwarteng has said it is "absolutely right" the government is ready to tear up parts of post-Brexit trading arrangements in Northern..
Credit: Sky News - Published 4 days ago

Northern Ireland's politicians are being told to "get back to work" by Boris Johnson, keen to resolve the deadlock over post-Brexit trade.
4 days ago • Sky News
Emergency talks between the UK and EU over the Northern Ireland Protocol are due on Thursday as ministers consider whether to override parts of the post-Brexit..
1 week ago • Sky News

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