Brexit for Kids

This story was written as part of BBC News Young Reporter Day on Wednesday 6 March 2019. 

Written by James Fobister


Brexit is an abbreviation for Britain exit, it means Britain are leaving Europe. Until 29th of March we are in the European Union. Europe is a continent of 50 countries. Brexit is like moving away from your parent’s house.

What’s going to happen when we leave Europe? If Brexit happens trade will cost more and some produce may be harder to distribute, because we may lose some of our trade partners and in turn some of the UK’s favourite products

Why’s it happening?

A referendum which took place on the 23rd of March 2016 to find out if we should leave the European Union. Leave ended up winning with 51.9% to Remain’s 48.1%. 30,000,000 people voted for the result, which was 71.8% more than ex

Is Brexit definitely happening?

At the moment The UK is due to leave the European Union on the 29th of March 2019.