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He also repeated denials of Russian involvement. Brexit is not all the UK’s handling right now. It’s passed a new law to help it become the first European country with its own spaceports. DW visited one of the potential sites on a stormy Scottish afternoon. British Prime Minister Theresa May has called for national unity, exactly a year ahead of Britain leaving the EU.
May was speaking during a whistle-stop tour that took in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. What role did Cambridge Analytica play in the Brexit vote? The whistleblower at the heart of the Facebook scandal believes the UK wouldn’t have voted for Brexit without Cambridge Analytica’s intervention. DW looks at the ties between the Brexit campaign and consulting company. Brexiteers hailed the decision to reintroduce the pre-1988 dark blue passport as symbolic of Britain’s newly regained sovereignty. The EU doesn’t require member countries to issue passports of any particular color. Britain – Out of the EU, out with Europeans?
In Britain, hostility is growing toward EU citizens working in the country. Is this still possible after Brexit? One contentious issue is the European Court of Justice. But it is a fast moving industry, relying heavily on European talent for its highly specialized services. So Brexit will hit them hard. British Prime Minister David Cameron hugs his wife, Samantha, and family in front of 10 Downing Street. Brexit timeline: Charting Britain’s turbulent exodus from Europe June 2016: ‘The will of the British people’ After a shrill referendum campaign, nearly 52 percent of British voters opted to leave the EU on June 24.
Polls had shown a close race before the vote with a slight lead for those favoring remaining in the EU. Brexit timeline: Charting Britain’s turbulent exodus from Europe July 2016: ‘Brexit means Brexit’ The former Home Secretary Theresa May replaced David Cameron as prime minister on July 11 and promised the country that “Brexit means Brexit. May had quietly supported the remain campaign before the referendum. She did not initially say when her government would trigger Article 50 of the EU treaty to start the two-year talks leading to Britain’s formal exit. Brexit timeline: Charting Britain’s turbulent exodus from Europe March 2017: ‘We already miss you’ May eventually signed a diplomatic letter over six months later on March 29, 2017 to trigger Article 50. Hours later, Britain’s ambassador to the EU, Tim Barrow, handed the note to European Council President Donald Tusk. Britain’s exit was officially set for March 29, 2019.