Page by: J Parker
Facts about how Brexit came
about and the procedure that
This story shows just how far
individuals and companies will go
for their own good.
1957, Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg,
Netherlands and West Germany signed the Treaty
of Rome, creating the European Economic
Community, start of the European Union -
1973 - the UK and Ireland joined the
1993 - UK Independence Party / UKIP, was
founded with the intention of having the UK
leave the EU.
2002 - the Euro currency starts being used
by most EU countries. The UK keeps their own
currency, the UK Pound.
2004 - Cyprus, Czech Republic, Estonia,
Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland,
Slovakia, and Slovenia joined the EU, leading
to mass migration throughout Europe.
2011 - the Syrian Civil War breaks out
leading to mass migration from that area to
Europe, and a number of terror attacks
2012 - UKIP with Nigel Farage leading them,
began gaining enough support to put the
Concervatives under preasure.
2013 Jan - UK Conservative Prime Minister,
David Cameron, announced he would hold an In or
Out referendum on EU membership before the end
of 2017, on a renegotiated package. Cameron
claimed this would put an end to the rise of
2016 Feb - Cameron announced the referendum
date on 23rd June 2016, confident his
renegotiated package was enough to secure a
Leave campaigners pushed - stopping freedom
of travel into the UK, secure the UK borders,
have UK courts in control of UK issues, and
stop paying vast amounts of money into the
The remain campaign pushed - the UK would be
worse off outside the EU, and used many famous
people around the UK, and world, to get their
The leave campaign had writing on their
large red bus stating - We Send the EU £350
million a week - let's fund our NHS instead -
Vote Leave - lets take back control.
The remain campaign claimed they could not
use all the £350 million per week for the
The leave campaign claimed they would use
some of the £350 million per week, but could
not state how much. After a few months, people
were fed up hearing about the Big Red Bus.
Sky News, BBC, and ITV ridiculed anyone that
stated the vote to leave the EU could win.
2016 April 22nd - the US president Barrack
Obama stated Brexit would leave the UK at the
back of the queue on trade with the US.
2016 June 24th - UK people woke to the news
they would be leaving the EU with 51.9% of the
vote - 48.1% had voted to remain.
UKIP leader Nigel Farage claimed Obama
helped secure the Brexit vote by trying to
scare the UK people into how to vote.
David Cameron announced on the same day he
Farage and Boris Johnson then seemed to
disappear, leaving Leave supporters wondering
what was going on. Boris Johnson had been
accused of only wanting the Vote to be close,
so the UK would get more concessions out of the
2016 June - Gina Miller challenge the
authority of the British Government to start
the withdrawal procedure from the EU, starting
a long and costly legal battle, paid for by the
unknown companies she was fronting?
2016 July 11th - Theresa May becomes the new
leader of the Conservative Party.
2016 Nov 8th - Donald Trump becomes the
president of the United States, claiming the UK
would be one of the first countries he wanted
to deal with.
This time leads to a number of people being
accused of beginning campaigns to stop Brexit,
or to use Brexit for their own personal gain.
tthese included Nicola Sturgeon and Alex
Salmond of the Scottish National Party, Nic
Clegg and Tim Farron of the Liberal Democrats,
and the business woman Gina Miller born in
Media companies such as Sky News, BBC, and
ITV were accused of trying everything they
could to stop Brexit, giving most of their
airtime to people trying to stop Brexit.
The SNP stated they wanted a separate deal
so Scotland could remain in the Single Market,
claiming banks and services in London could
then move to Scotland for better access to the
Some Liberals were accused of plotting with
top EU officials on ways to stop Brexit,
leading to them being accused by members of the
public of Treason.
2017 Jan 17th - Theresa May delivers her
speech on Brexit stating the UK would be
leaving the Single Market and Customs Union,
and stop the vast payments to the EU.
2017 Jan 24th - the Supreme Court found in
favour of Gina Miller by stating there had to
be a vote in Parliament before they could start
the process to leave the EU.
2017 Jan 25th - Theresa May informs
Parliament she will provide a white paper on
her plans for Brexit and call for a vote in the
2017 Jan 26th - Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn
stated he supported the peoples vote to leave
and would try to force Labour MP's to vote for
starting the exit procedure from the EU.
2017 Jan 27th - Theresa May visits the US
for talks with President Trump, the first
foreign leader to do so.
2017 Feb 1st - MPs vote 498 to 114 in favour
of beginning Brexit.
2017 March 1st - the Lords vote to amend the
Brexit bill, they want to guarantee EU workers
right to remain in the UK.
2017 13 March - MPs vote in favour of not
amending the Brexit bill, Lords are forced to
agree, allowing the process to go ahead.
2017 March 28th - SNP secure a majority vote
in the Scottish Parliament to state they want a
second independence referendum. Theresa May
states there will not be another referendum
until after Brexit is finalized.
2017 March 29th - the UK starts the process
of Brexit by sending a formal document to the
2017 April 19th - Theresa May calls for a
General Election to be held on 8th June
May states Labour, Liberals and the Scottish
Nationalist Party were going to try and prevent
the UK from getting a good deal with the EU
involving trade and stopping freedom of
movement, so was forced to call an
2018 Jan - EU and UK agree a 2 year
transition deal so companies will have time to
adjust to the new trade structure.
2018 Jan 9th - EU negotiators state they are
considering sanctions against the UK if they do
not do as the EU say they should during the
2018 26th February - Jeremy Corbyn of Labour
states they want to remain in a Customs Union
that would see the UK have to remain under EU
laws, keep freedom of movement, and not be able
to do trade deals by themselves.
2018 March 1st - Theresa May gives a speech
stating the UK is looking for a free trade deal
with the EU similar to Canada, but want to stay
close to Europe with certain things such as
chemicals, medicine, and aviation.
2018 March 5th - a Russian Spy that defected
to the UK and his daughter are poisoned in the
2018 March 14th - Boris Johnson of the UK
states he has proof it was Russia behind the
poisoning of the Spy using a Russian Nerve
Agent named Novichok. The UK state they are
taking action against Russia and want countries
throughout the EU to unite with them.
2018 March 15th - Russia states the
poisoning had nothing to do with them -
claiming it may have been carried out by UK
agents for political gain as part of the UK
Brexit negotiation, claiming the EU needed the
UK to help combat Russia.
The UK and US deported many Russian
diplomats over the Skripal case.
Jeremy Corbyn, George Galloway, and others,
claimed it looked unlikely the Russians were
behind the poisoning, and that the UK had
stocks of Novichok at a base close to where the
Russian Spy and his Daughter were poisoned.
This led to Boris Johnson and the UK Secrete
Service being put in the frame for Poisoning
2018 April 7th, there are reports of a
Chemical attack in the Syrian city of Douma,
claimed to be by Syrian Government forces.
Syrian forces and the Russians claim there
was either no Chemical attack, or the attack
was staged so the rebels could gain
International military help.
2018 April 10th - US, France and the UK
state they intend to attack Syria before a full
investigation is held into the attack.
2018 April 13th - the Russians claim the UK
was behind the claim there was a Chemical
attack in Syria and they had evidence. Russia
accused the UK of funding rebels in Syria and
used those rebels to stage the Chemical
2018 April Saturday 14th - Trump orders
attacks on Syria just hours before the Chemical
Weapons Inspectors reached the scene of the
alleged Chemical attack. People in the US claim
Trump only bombed Syria to distract the Media
from a Porn Model claiming she had an affair
The UK and France took part in the attacks
with UK politicians demanding to know why they
took part in the attacks before debating the
issue in Parliament, and before the Weapons
2018 April Saturday 14th - the Russians
claim it was a US / UK Nerve Agent named BZ
that was used to poison the Skripal's, claiming
that is why the Russian and his daughter never
died as the BZ Nerve Agent is not as potent as
the Russian Nerve Agent.
2018 April Saturday 14th - UK newspapers
track down alleged victims of the Douma
chemical attack, children in the video.
2018 April Saturday 14th - the Weapons
Inspectors start their research at the scene of
the reported Chemical Attack in the Syrian city
of Douma. Their findings seem to have been top
2018 April 18th - the House of Lords votes
in favour of remaining in A Customs Union. This
is said to be an attempt to give Labour and
some Conservative back benchers the power to
force the government into remaining in some
sort of A Customs Union. The Lords vote was
overturned in Parliament a few days later.
2018 July 9th - David Davis and Boris
Johnston resign from the Conservative Cabinet
as they seemed unhappy with the Brexit
strategy, claiming the UK strategy would allow
the EU to retain too much control over UK
2018 Sept 11th - the UK named two Russian
men believed to be the ones that poisoned the
Skripal's. They released video evidence
claiming to show the two men in Salisbury on
two different days. One of the video clips is
claimed to show them in a residential area not
close to any tourist attractions.
2018 Sept 13th - the two Russian men appear
on TV stating they are civilians that were on
holiday visiting Tourist attractions in
Salisbury. They admitted being there on two
different days, stating bad weather on their
first trip led to them returning the day
2018 14th November - Theresa May and her
Cabinet agree to a Draft Withdrawal Agreement
to leave the EU. The Agreement would stop
Freedom of Movement, Stop the EU Courts from
having a say in the UK, Stop the UK paying vast
sums of money each year to the EU, and there
would be a Free Trade Deal that would allow
goods to pass through the borders with the
minimal of checks.
2018 15th November - the Brexit Secretary
Dominic Raab resigns over the Agreement,
stating there is a section in it about the
Irish Backstop that could lead to the UK
remaining in the EU for many years, or even for
ever. A few other Conservatives also resign
over that part of the Agreement.
2018 15th November - about two thirds of
Parliament state they will vote the Agreement
down when it is presented to Parliament for
approval in mid December.
Many politicians are accused of playing
politics with this extremely important event,
such as - Labour want to use this opportunity
to force a General Election, Liberals want to
use this opportunity to force a Second Vote,
and the SNP want to use the situation to gain a
second Independence Referendum. Some Hard Line
Conservatives were accused of only wanting to
leave the EU with No Deal, straight to WTO
2018 10th December - Theresa May put the
meaningful Vote back as she knew most
politicians were eager to vote against her
People claim most Politicians want to remain
in the EU, so will never agree to anything that
sees the UK leave the EU in a way that stops
Freedom of Movement and stops the EU Courts
having power over the UK.
2019 15th January - the Meaningful Vote took
place with the Deal being rejected by 432
Politicians, only 202 voted for the Deal. May
then asked the opposition to talk about what
Deal they would vote for, with most opposing
the deal refusing to talk.
2019 12th May - the Second Meaningful Vote
took place with the Deal being rejected by 391
Politicians, 242 voted for the Deal.
2019 13th May - Parliament voted in favour
of ruling out a No Deal.
2019 14th May - Parliament voted in favour
of requesting an extension to Article 50,
either a short extension to get a deal through,
or long extension to try and work out what deal
they can agree on.
2019 18th May - Speaker of the House of
Commons - John Bercow, rules out a third
Meaningful Vote on same deal.
2019 20th May - Theresa May states to
Parliament she had sent a letter to the EU
asking for a short delay to Article 50.
Parliament then agreed to debate the length of
the extension and the reasons for the
2019 27th May - Parliament conducted a
number of votes to see what deal they might
agree on. They disagreed on 8 options. They
then stated they would reduce the options for
the following week to see if they could then
find something they could agree on.
2019 29th May - Theresa May brings her
meaningful vote back for a third time, although
only to vote on the withdrawal side. This vote
was lost with 344 voting against and 286
2019 1st April - Parliament conducted votes
on four proposals with Remaining in a Customs
Union having 273 votes for and 276 against.
Remaining in the Customs Union and Single
Market that would keep Freedom of Movement had
261 votes for and 282 against. Votes to prevent
a No Deal and to secure a Second Referendum
also failed to gain a majority.
2019 2nd April - Theresa May held a 7 hour
Cabinet Meeting where they decided to undertake
talks with Labour about going for a Brexit that
could be backed by Labour. Sources state Brexit
could then be staying in a Customs Union,
something most in Parliament want. A number of
Politicians, known for wanting to stop Brexit,
then begin pushing hard for a Second Referendum
as their last chance to stop Brexit.
2019 10th April - Theresa May goes to the EU
to ask for a Short Extension to Brexit to 30th
June to give her time for talks with Labour.
May has a short discussion with the EU
delegates then is told to wait outside while
they discuss her request. The EU delegates took
her back in after about 4 hours and told her
they were forcing her to accept a longer
extension to October 31st 2019.
2019 11th April - Theresa May attends
Parliament with all sides making it plain to
her they still disagree on everything and hove
no intentions of changing. May informs them if
Labour are not serious about talks, she will
carry out votes to force them agree on
something. Parliament then declare they are off
for an Easter holiday. Many Politicians claim
this is a time of National Emergency, costing
the country £Billions each month, yet they go
2019 12h April - Nigel Farage launches the
Brexit Party, stating they will work to deliver
Brexit for the 17 million people of the UK that
voted for it.
2019 16th May - talks with Labour break
down, both side blame each other for refusing
2019 25th May - Theresa May announced she
would step down as Prime Minister on the 7th
June as there was no way she could get her
Brexit Deal through. This began a leadership
contest with a large number of politicians
stating they would be running for the job.
2019 26th May - the Brexit Party led by
Nigel Farage won the most seats in the European
Elections, with the Conservatives and Labour
loosing many seats.
2019 23rd July - Boris Johnson becomes the
new Prime Minister. He defeated Jeremy Hunt
with 92,153 votes to Hunt's 46,656. Johnson
said immediately: We are going to get Brexit
done on 31 October, Deal or No Deal.
2019 28th August - Boris Johnson announces
he is going to suspend Parliament for five
weeks to allow his new policies to be
introduced and a new Queens Speech. Remainers
claim he is suspending Parliament so they have
less time to stop a No Deal Brexit, or Brexit
all together, so begin a series of court
2019 24th September - the Supreme Court
comes to a decision that the suspension of
Parliament was unlawful, so should be returned
to normal service immediately.
2019 25th September - Boris Johnson enters
Parliament with the opposition baying for him
to be locked up. Johnson stated he accepted the
Supreme Court Ruling, but did not agree with
it, leaving the opposition in total disbelief,
as they thought they had managed to put the
Prime Minister in difficult situation, where in
reality, nothing had changed.
Johnson then began accusing the opposition
of trying to stop Brexit at any cost, accusing
them of passing a Surrender Bill. This seemed
to reduce some opposition members to tears,
even ones known for being extremely abusive in
Parliament as often as they could. Seems there
were a few tactics going on, accusations from
Johnson of Politicians trying to prevent a
Brexit the majority of people voted for, and
counter accusations of the Prime Minister
encouraging people to be abusive to Politicians
that were blocking Brexit.
2019 27th September, news breaks Boris
Johnson is to be investigated over his time as
Mayor of London, concerning awarding contracts
and finances to people that should not have
qualified for such contracts. Boris Johnson
claims this is just a tactic by people trying
to stop Brexit.
Around the same time, announcements are made
that a number of UK Remainer Politicians are to
be investigated over them contacting EU
Politicians in what looked like them trying to
encourage EU Politicians to offer as Bad a Deal
as they could.
Around this time, posts on Social Media,
show images claimed to be from a video, showing
EU Negotiators drinking and bragging they are
making a fool of the UK by keeping them in the
EU for as long as they want.
Michele Barnier is also accused by a German
MSP of bragging to EU fishermen he is going to
negotiate as bad a deal for the UK as he
2019 October 10th - Boris Johnson meets the
Irish Prime Minister at a Country House by
Liverpool for talks. The following days then
see talks between the EU and UK intensify to
try and secure a deal. Sources claimed, Johnson
warned that if he did not have a Deal before
the next Election, he would probably have to do
a deal with the Brexit Party to gain a working
Majority, a nightmare scenario for the EU, that
would probably lead to the Hardest Brexit
2019 October 17th - Boris Johnson secures a
Deal with the EU that has no Back Stop, leading
to most of his Party stating they would back
2019 October 19th - a special sitting on a
Saturday was to allow a vote on the New Deal.
Oliver Letwin then proposed a Bill that would
delay the Vote, allegedly to make sure a No
Deal could not happen by mistake, with the
Speaker selecting the Bill for a Vote. A
majority Voted for the Letwin Bill, 322 to 306,
leading to the Vote on the New Deal being put
back to the following week. The Speaker was
accused of selecting the Bill in an attempt to
Stop Brexit, something he had been accused of
on a number of occasions before.
During the debate at that Saturday sitting,
Boris Johnson accused Liberal leader Jo Swinson
of going to Brussels to ask the EU leaders not
to give him a Deal. Jo Swinson never denied the
Posts on Social Media claim the Husband of
Jo Swinson works for a company that receives
vast sums of money from the EU.
Posts on Social Media also appear claiming
Oliver Letwin was being told what to do by the
Solicitor used by Gina Miller.
Amber Rudd, Anna Soubry, Dominic Grieve,
Oliver Letwin, and Philip Hammond are all
accused of doing everything they can to stop
Brexit. Soubry and Rudd were often seen sitting
next to Politicians raising objections against
Brexit, as if they were preasuring those
Politicans to say what they were saying.
2019 October 19th late evening - a TV News
company shows one of their reporters in
Northern Ireland claiming he has heard there
may be Civil Unrest in Northern Ireland in the
following days, although there was not one
person seen that night protesting in the
streets, leading to claims the reporter was
trying to incite Civil Unrest.
2019 October 21 - Speaker John Bercow
refused to allow a Vote on the New Deal,
leading to claims by many Politicians he was
trying to stop Brexit. One Politician stated he
was going to have him investigated. Bercow
stated he was not upset about the accusations
and welcomed an investigation, but looked under
pressure, spending excessive time trying to
justify his decision.
2019 October 22 - Politicians voted in
favour of the New Deal on the first vote, but
later voted against the Timetable of 3 Days to
Debate the deal before the Final Vote, meaning
an extension would be needed from the EU.
This led to Boris Johnson suspending the New
Deal until talks with the EU had clarified what
length of an Extension, if any, would be
agreed. Johnson stated if it was a 3 month
extension, he would call for a General
2019 October 28th - the EU state they are
giving the UK an extension to the 31st January
2019 October 28th - Boris Johnson was
defeated in a call to hold a General Election
that needed two thirds of a Majority. Johnson
then states he will try for an Election the
following day with a Short Bill that only needs
a Simple Majority.
Liberals and SNP then state they will
support a General Election in mid December.
Labour oppose this proposal as they are way
behind in the Polls. One SNP Politician, Angus
MacNeil, warns they could give Boris Johnson
enough power to get Brexit done, but noboy
listens to him.
2019 October 29th - after ridicule from the
Tories and Press, Labour change their minds
stating they will support a general Election,
leading to the General Election being held on
the 12th December.
Liberals, Greens, and SNP state they will
campaign to Stop Brexit.
Conservatives state they will campaign to
put through the Brexit Deal they have
Labour state they will campaign to
Re-Negotiate Brexit, then have a Second
Referendum on Brexit, then advise people at the
Referendum to vote against their new Brexit
The Brexit Party state they will campaign to
leave the EU with No Deal.
The Brexit Party later changed strategy by
withdrawing their Candidates from Conservative
seats where they were under threat by the
2019 December 13th - Boris Johnson leads the
Conservatives to a huge majority, winning 364
seats to Labour's 203 seats. This allows
Johnson to take the UK out of the EU in January
The SNP won 48 seats of the 59 seats in
Scotland with about 45% of the Vote. About 55%
of people in Scotland voted for the three
Unionist Parties, but their vote was split
between the three Parties, allowing the SNP to
take a number of seats with less than 50% of
Jo Swinson lost her seat, and resigned as
head of the Liberal Party.
A number of Politicians that tried to
prevent Brexit also lost their Seats such as:
Anna Soubry, Dominic Grieve, and Chucka Amuna.
Many more were sacked by the Conservatives,
defected to Parties they where they were
unlikely to win Seats, or stated they would not
run again, before the Election.
Many Voters claimed they wanted a Clear Out
of the Remoaners in the House of Commons, with
them certainly getting what they wanted.