Exit from Brexit:
  • A New Deal for Britain.
  • A better future for the EU.

The Brexit Timeline


In a referendum held on 23 June 2016, the majority (51.9%) of the UK electorate voted to leave the European Union. On 29 March 2017, in writing to European Council President Donald Tusk, the Prime Minister formally triggered Article 50 and began the two-year countdown to the UK formally leaving the EU (commonly known as ‘Brexit’). The UK is expected to leave the European Union at 11pm on 29 March 2019.

In the light of these events, the MEP Hans Olaf Henkel launched the initiative „New Deal for Britain and the EU“ calling for the EU to offer Britain a new deal giving more autonomy, particularly in the field of immigration, which will be beneficial from the both sides. The initiative was launched as a cooperation of three former presidents of the Federation of German industries Hans-Olaf Henkel, Klaus-Michael Kühne and Heinrich Weiss, as well as Roland Berger.