May 27, 2022

Reference: UK Withdrawal From The EU – Next Steps: New Research Brief From EU Parliament Research Service

From the Introduction of the Research Brief:

The referendum held in the United Kingdom on 23 June on the question of whether to remain in, or leave, the European Union resulted in 51.9% of those voting (on a 71.8% turn-out) supporting withdrawal from the Union. Although, formally speaking, the referendum was consultative, the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, and his government had indicated clearly in advance that the outcome would be considered binding. In announcing his resignation, Cameron said that the UK would activate the procedure set out in Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) enabling a Member State to withdraw, but that this process would wait until his successor had been chosen (by October). In a resolution adopted at the conclusion of a special plenary session on 28 June, MEPs called on the UK government to instigate ‘a swift and coherent implementation of the withdrawal procedure’, to prevent ‘damaging uncertainty for everyone and to protect the Union’s integrity’.

Direct to Full Text (2 pages; PDF)

See Also: The UK Referendum (June 24, 2016)
4 pages; PDF.

UPDATE July 7, 2016 Brexit: What next for Britain and Europe?: What are They Thinking (2 pages; PDF)

NOTE: We’ve compiled multiple reports since the referendum/Brexit vote published by the UK House of Commons Parliament Library. Included in this collection are Brexit: What Happens Next? (27 pages; PDF) and Reading List On UK-EU Relations 2013-16: Reform, Renegotiation, Withdrawal (96 pages; PDF)

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