12 December 2020, 09:00:14
On 23 June 2016, UK citizens voted if they wanted to leave or stay in the European Union (EU). The EU is a union of over 70 countries, mainly in Europe who share the same laws over goods, transport and the movement of people.
Just over 52% of the UK voted to leave so the UK could have their own rules and the government would not have to spend that much on paying as a member of the EU and could spend it on things like the NHS Health Service and Police force.
No deal Brexit is when the UK doesn’t have any agreements or laws arranged for when we leave the EU, such as how UK and EU people and companies can trade with each other. The UK has until the 31st of December to make a deal with the EU.
If a no-deal Brexit were to happen, prices for food and goods from other countries may go up, the UK will have to pay money (tax) to arrange transport of goods from other countries. Also, products and goods travelling to other countries in the European Union (EU) will have to go through long border checks.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson has been talking for many months to arrange a deal, but has not yet made one. The chances of a no-deal Brexit is becoming probable. During Coronavirus, Boris Johnson has to deal with Brexit and also keeping the country safe from the virus.
More on Brexit: www.bbc.co.uk/newsround/38518527
Brexit (Credit to wikipedia.com)