A shorter, kid-friendly explanation of the basics
A longer explanation of the history of Brexit that was originally made for adults, so uses tougher vocabulary
Theresa May voted AGAINST Brexit... and now it's her job to make Brexit happen!
"Who Is Theresa May?
Following the resignation of David Cameron, Theresa May became Britain's first female PM since Margaret Thatcher and the first to lead the country out of the European Union after its historic Brexit referendum, which was held in June 2016. May is a member of the Conservative Party and originally voted to stay in the E.U., despite having reservations. Prior to her taking the top office, she had served as home secretary since 2010 and was elected MP (Member of Parliament) of Maidenhead in 1997. "
In parts of the Middle East and parts of Northern Africa, there are wars and violence going on for complicated reasons. Large numbers of people from those countries are trying to find safety in Europe and other places - these people are called refugees.
Because it is easy to travel within the European Union, many immigrants come to Britain for the economic opportunities there. Brexit will allow Britain to restrict immigration.
While many economists will say that immigration is good for everyone, there are also some people who think immigration will take away jobs or change society in ways they don't like.
The UK parliament has been trying to reach a deal for years now and they haven't been able to. Now they have another extension - until Halloween 2019. What could happen?