Brexit Handout

7A, Florian Kluibenschedl


Britain joined European Community (=EC)

Approx. 1973

Tory prime minister Edward Heath took Britain in.
Reason: more prosperity for the country

Referendum for staying in the EC

Approx. 1975

Organised by Labour Prime Minister Harold Wilson.
Result: 66%-for remaining in EC

Maastrict treaty was signed

Approx. 1991

Tory Prime Minister Sir John Major-negotiated an "opt-out" clause for Britain.

Establishment of EU

Approx. 1993

Euro (cash) was introduced

January 1, 2002

British public didn't support the Euro.

Lisbon Treaty

Approx. 2007

Article 50: rules exit of a country

First Veto of a EU treaty

Approx. 2011

Responsible: Cameron
Purpose: protecting Britains financial sector

Ongoing crisis

January 1, 2013 - January 1, 2016

Ongoing migrant and economic crisis-UKIP gets stronger.

"Cameron Deal"

Approx. 2013

Cameron says: he renegotiates membership if he wins next general reelection

Cameron wins reelection

Approx. 2015

Cameron starts renegotiating UK-EU relationship.
Points to discuss: -change in migrant-welfare
-easier ways for Britain to block EU regulations

The Referendum

June 23, 2016

51.9%-leave EU, 48.1%-remain in EU; turnout: 72.2%

New government departement

July 1, 2016

Theresa May is new prime minister.
Three Brexiteers: Liam Fox, Boris Johnson, David Davis

UK notifies EU

March 1, 2017

2 year time limit begins.

Britains Future?

Approx. 2019