by Shimukunku Manchishi and Mwanda Phiri
31st January, 2020 was dubbed Brexit day – the day that officially marked the United Kingdom’s long-awaited withdrawal from the European Union (EU). Brexit, an abbreviation for ‘British exit’ from the EU, has dominated global affairs over the last four years. This is on the back of a monumental decision made in the United Kingdom (UK) on 23rd June 2016 that saw nearly 52% of 30 million plus Britons, vote to leave the EU in a referendum. Although the motivation for Brexit remains a debatable subject, a poll conducted by the Centre for Social Investigation in 2018 revealed two primary reasons for the majority vote to leave the EU; immigration concerns and a quest for sovereignty.