The Brexit referendum was held on this day in 2016. The options in the referendum were "Remain" or "Leave," giving voters the choice to either support the UK remaining in the European Union or to vote for the UK to leave the EU.
What was the outcome of the Brexit referendum?
The outcome of the Brexit referendum was in favor of leaving the European Union. The "Leave" option won with 51.9% of the votes, while the "Remain" option received 48.1%.
What were the main arguments from the "Remain" campaign?
The "Remain" campaign emphasized the economic benefits of EU membership, access to the single market, and the importance of free movement within the EU. They argued that remaining in the EU would provide stability and global influence.
What were the immediate consequences of the Brexit referendum?
Following the referendum, then-Prime Minister David Cameron resigned, and Theresa May succeeded him. The result triggered a period of political and economic uncertainty in the UK and led to a lengthy process of negotiations to determine the terms of the UK's withdrawal from the EU.