What is Brexit? 8 reads on Britain’s big choice

A man passes in front of the UK Independence Party's pro-Brexit campaign bus in London on May 28. Photo by Neil Hall/Reuters

The UK is holding a referendum on June 23 on whether Britain should exit the European Union — known by the abbreviation "Brexit." We've collected some handy guides and interesting reads on what to expect either way.

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1. The Economist outlines the 17 main issues of the Brexit referendum, from trade to security. Also, see its chart of the reasons to stay "in" or get "out."

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2. Politico looks at how Britain's exit from the EU could affect presidential contender Hillary Clinton's chances.

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3. An interview in Xinhua covers how Britain's departure might impact Northern Ireland's peace, Scotland's decision to stick with the UK, and international relations in general.

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4. Some Chinese investors are waiting to see what happens in the referendum before buying property in Britain, Reuters reported.

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5. Who is "the brains behind Brexit"? Politico says it's Michael Gove, the UK's justice secretary.

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6. From Bloomberg: What do the bookies say about the chances of Brexit?

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7. The New York Times delves into what the financial industry is doing to prepare for a possible Brexit.

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8. The Guardian offers some advice on what to do before the vote: Freeze your Camembert and go on a booze run.

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Now that you've read up, take our 8-question quiz on the upcoming vote:

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