Brexit video explainers: What is it all about?

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BBC correspondents on the background, jargon, (and some of the) questions and answers as the UK prepares to leave the EU.

These short films aired on BBC News in 2017 and 2018 and reflect the situation at that time.

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Two sides of Theresa May's deal in 96 seconds

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Brexit plan: Political declaration and withdrawal agreement

Round-up of the day PM faced confidence vote

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Wednesday was a busy day for the prime minister but what actually happened?

Brexit deal: Does this mean everything is decided?

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Political correspondent Leila Nathoo explains getting ministers to agree isn't the only hurdle for the PM

The Brexit agreement summarised in two minutes

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Adam Fleming on the Brexit agreement

What do all these Brexit terms mean?

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Many have heard the 'hard' and 'soft' Brexit terms, but what about the 'grey' and 'clean' versions?

Brexit basics: The backstop

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Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.

Brexit basics: The transition

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Confused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.

The customs union explained in 45 seconds

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The customs union explained in 45 seconds

Is the EU really united over Brexit?

What are the options available for the UK?

What will happen to trade?

Brexit and the economy

Brexit and the Irish border issue

Birmingham's Brexit concerns

Brexit and immigration

What will Brexit mean for the union?

What is Brexit?

Don't be bamboozled by Brexit jargon

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Explaining some of the key buzzwords being used in the debate about the UK leaving the EU