The combination of the words "Britain" and "exit" refers to the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union.
A referendum on the country's membership of the EU was held on 23 June 2016. Here you find an automatic compilation of DW content on the "Brexit" topic.
British PM Theresa May has called a snap election for June 8. Pundits say she's keen to shore up support for Britain leaving the EU by seizing on the current weakness of the main opposition Labour party. By holding an early election, she'll avoid going to the polls in 2020, when Britain's negotiations with Brussels over the terms of Brexit may well have stalled. Nik Martin reports.