UK Politics

Brexit video explainers: What is it all about?

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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Media captionBrexit plan: Political declaration and withdrawal agreement

Round-up of the day PM faced confidence vote

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

Brexit deal: Does this mean everything is decided?

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Media captionPolitical 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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Media captionAdam Fleming on the Brexit agreement

What do all these Brexit terms mean?

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

Brexit basics: The backstop

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Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.

Brexit basics: The transition

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Media captionConfused by Brexit jargon? Reality Check unpacks the basics.

The customs union explained in 45 seconds

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Media captionThe customs union explained in 45 seconds

Is the EU really united over Brexit?

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Media captionBBC Europe editor Katya Adler has a look at the views.

What are the options available for the UK?

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Media captionThe BBC's deputy political editor John Pienaar looks at where we could go from here?

What will happen to trade?

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Media captionBusiness editor Simon Jack looks at what could happen to trade after Brexit?

Brexit and the economy

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Media captionThe BBC's former economics editor Kamal Ahmed looks at how will Brexit impact the economy.

Brexit and the Irish border issue

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Media captionDamian Grammaticas investigates the Irish border issue.

Birmingham's Brexit concerns

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Media captionJon Kay asks voters what they want to know about the UK's plans to leave the EU.

Brexit and immigration

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Media captionThe BBC's deputy political editor John Pienaar looks at the impact of Brexit on immigration.

What will Brexit mean for the union?

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Media captionThe BBC's Scotland editor Sarah Smith looks at what Brexit will mean for the Union.

What is Brexit?

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Media captionWhy do so many people talk about a 'hard Brexit' and a 'soft Brexit'?

Don't be bamboozled by Brexit jargon

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

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