Update - April 11th, 2019
Last week, the United Kingdom (UK) and European Union (EU) reached an agreement on a postponement of the Brexit after ample discussions. As a result, the Brexit will not occur on Friday, March 29, 2019 as originally planned.
Actually today, March 29th, 2019, on the day the UK was due to leave the EU, MPs will have a third vote on the Withdrawal Agreement - the legally binding document that sets out the terms of the UK's departure from the EU. This includes a settlement, details of a transition period for after the UK leaves and protections for citizens' rights. It also includes the controversial backstop, or the insurance policy that aims to prevent a hard border returning to the island of Ireland.
The deadline for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union, known as Brexit, is quickly approaching. The formal date will be March 29, 2019. In June 2016, Britain held a national referendum on their European Union membership, and having to choose between remain and leave, the British voted to leave by 52%. After 18 months of negotiating a divorce plan on trade, security and migration matters with European Union, the deal was rejected by the British Parliament just 10 weeks before Britain is scheduled to leave the EU.