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>> Let June the 23rd go down in our history as our Independence Day.>> It's been one year since this moment, Brexit.>> This means that the UK has voted to leave the European Union.>> Shock, celebrations and mass protests across the UK pursue. The Prime Minister who started it all resigned.
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Theresa May takes his post and ushers her cabinet into the post-Brexit era. The road from there has not been smooth sailing. Reuter's political correspondent Will James talks us through what happened next.>> Six long months after the Brexit vote, one of the key points in this whole process, Theresa May gathers all of the European Union ambassadors in London, all of the press for a big speech setting out her Brexit plan.
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And when it came, it was a big shock. It was leaving the European Union's single market, prioritizing immigration control over the economy. And that didn't go down well.
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n a year of unpredictable political events, perhaps the most surprising one came when Theresa May stepped out of this door behind me and called a snap general election.
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She called that election in order to prove public support for her Brexit strategy and increase her power in Parliament. Instead, the move backfired. Theresa May was stripped of her majority in Parliament and the public rejected her vision of post-Brexit Britain. Now she's relying on a small, Northern Irish political party for her survival to see Brexit through.
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en though the Brexit negotiations have begun, there's still uncertainty about what type of Brexit Britain will achieve. Will it be hard Brexit, will it be soft Brexit? There are some who even ask, will Brexit happen at all? Scotland could get a veto. Some unforeseen event could topple Theresa May's government, bringing in a new leader.
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Anything could happen.