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What is Brexit?

This is the shorthand used to refer to the UK’s exit from the EU. The word initially derived from the Greek crisis in the EU and the possibility that Greece could exit the EU as a result. Hence ‘Grexit’ was the forerunner to ‘Brexit’.

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