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The United Kingdom is scheduled to leave the European Union (EU) on Friday, the 29th of March 2019. Meanwhile the EU and UK representatives are negotiating on the different agreements each month to determine what happens to rights of UK and EU citizens after Brexit,e.g., will EU citizens be able to enter the UK without a Visa and what happens to the payable debt the UK owns the EU.
The word Brexit is derived from the words Britain and Exit, which literally means the UK leaving from its previous position in the European Union and achieving independence. A referendum was held on Thursday 23 June 2016 upon summoning Article 50. Nearly every adult citizen attended and gave their decisions in the form of votes. Leaving the EU won by 51.9% and this took place with more than 30 million people voting.
The main cause of this can be divided into several factors which includes many Brexit supporters not being in favour of the large number of immigrates coming to the UK. The British wanted full control of their borders and started cutting down on the number of people coming in, which is entirely contrary to one of the main principals of the EU membership: “free movement for all EU residents”.