Brexit Deal Explained

On 29 March 2019 the United Kingdom will leave the European Union – fulfilling the democratic decision taken by the British public.

We have achieved a deal with the EU that delivers on that decision, a deal the nation can unite behind and one that Parliament should back.

It is time to get on with it.

If we back this Brexit Deal, it means:

  • We will control our own borders and end free movement once and for all
  • We will protect jobs with a deal that is good for our economy
  • We will no longer send vast sums of money to the EU so we can spend more on our priorities, like investing in our long term plan for the NHS
  • We will be able to strike free trade deals around the world
  • We will take back control of our laws, ending the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice in the UK
  • We will keep people safe against crime, terrorism and other threats by working closely with European countries
  • And we will protect the integrity of our United Kingdom

However, if we reject this deal, we will go back to square one. This would mean:

  • Damaging uncertainty which will threaten jobs, investment and the economy
  • More division
  • Less time to focus on the issues that matter here at home, like the NHS and our schools

So this is the choice: Backing the deal in the national interest so we can build a brighter future – or going back to square one by rejecting it.

However you voted, now is the time to come together. It is time to get on with it.

Withdrawal Agreement

Withdrawal Agreement Explainer

Political Declaration

Political Declaration Explainer

Prime Minister's letter to the nation: 24 November 2018

40 reasons to back the Brexit Deal

Explanatory slides for the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration

Brexit Facts Blog

"We believe the agreement will support financial stability, reinforce global regulatory cooperation and reduce uncertainty for our customers around the world."

The London Stock Exchange Group

"...the elements of this deal do go towards a lot of the aspects that we sought and what we need to do now is see it over the line."

Sir Roger Carr, BAE Systems

"It is now vital for business confidence that Parliament votes in favour of this deal."


"There was a sigh of relief... this deal appears to deliver the things that we as the industry asked for."

Andy Palmer, Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd

Whichever way you voted, now is the time for us to come together for a brighter future.