The world was collectively shocked last year when the United Kingdom decided to controversially leave the European Union. The referendum vote was colloquially named Brexit. This week a new development on the Brexit front arose. Prime Minister Theresa May filed the formal papers to secure their divorce papers from the European Union!
The referendum vote took place nine months ago. May, will be notifying the European Union Council President Donald Tusk of their official exit in a letter signifying their breaking with the bloc. They have belonged to the European Union for several decades, since 1973.
May won her position as Prime Minister when this issue was being discussed and voted on. It was a highly contentious and a difficult time for the country. She was a proponent of it from the beginning. In total, it will take approximately two years for the country to settle the final termination.
Thus, the United Kingdom’s exit will take effect in March of 2019. Not for some time. The Prime Minister told lawmakers the following in a statement released by her office,
“Now that the decision has been made to leave the EU, it is time to come together. When I sit around the negotiating table in the months ahead, I will represent every person in the whole United Kingdom – young and old, rich and poor, city, town, country and all the villages and hamlets in between.”
President Trump has shown a willingness to develop a strong bond with the Prime Minister. He has also fostered a strong relationship with other British politicians who spearheaded the Brexit movement. Brexit found surprising support in the United States. This decision threatens to shake up the entirety of the European Union.
The referendum was denounced by liberals as racist backlash to the increase in foreign refugees coming to the United Kingdom. While at the same time President Trump was being criticized during his campaign by liberals and being called a xenophobic bigot. It makes perfect sense in that case why the new leaders of the United States and United Kingdom are fostering such a deep bond. They are tied by similarity.