Watch: the Brexit negotiations so far - in 60 seconds

Watch: the Brexit negotiations so far - in 60 seconds
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Some of the key reactions from the main players in the talks so far


How do you feel the Brexit negotiations have progressed so far? Watch our video for a sense of how the key players have been reacting….

Below is a timeline around the talks.


January 23 British prime minister David Cameron says he is in favour of an in-out referendum on the UK’s future in the European Union.


December 17 A law is passed paving the way for a referendum to be held.


February 2 After meeting with Cameron, the EU publishes proposals aimed at keeping the UK in the bloc.

February 22 Cameron announces a referendum will be held on June 23.

June 23 Britain unexpectedly votes to quit the European Union, by 51.9 percent to 48.1 percent.

June 24 Cameron announces his resignation and three weeks later is replaced by Theresa May.

October 2 May says Article 50 – the formal process for leaving the EU – will be triggered by the end of March 2017

December 6 MPs back a vote to respect the referendum result and call on the government to publish a plan for leaving the EU before Article 50 is triggered.


March 29 May triggers Article 50 by writing to European Council chief Donald Tusk and formally notifying him of UK’s intention to leave the EU.

April 18 PM May, contrary to previous denials, calls a general election for June 8, 2017.

June 8 May’s election gamble backfires. She loses her majority but remains the biggest party in parliament.

June 19 Brexit negotiations formally get underway between Britain’s David Davis and the EU’s negotiator Michel Barnier.

July 17 The second round of negotiations take place, with citizens’ rights post-Brexit and the Northern Ireland border high on the agenda.

December The EU wants the principles of the divorce to be agreed by the end of the year, allowing both sides to move on to discuss future trading arrangements.



October The EU would like to wrap up the deal within 18 months, to allow EU leaders to then ratify the agreement.



March 29 Brexit: the date on which the UK is expected to leave the EU.

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