No deal: so what does it mean?

Noel Edmonds Image copyright REX/Shutterstock Image caption Not now, mate

What does the phrase “no deal” mean to you?

Depending on whether your answer is “an anonymous phone call offering me money” or “one of the options MPs are being asked to consider to determine how the UK leaves the EU” will probably show how devoted you are to Brexit.

Similar to any big game show (we’re talking politics now, sorry Deal or No Deal fans), Brexit has had its fair share of twists and turns and dramatic moments since the referendum vote in June 2016.

Whether it’s the “Nick, don’t go!” EastEnders-style moment…

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“Nick don't go!”

This is the moment Nick Boles resigned from the Conservative Party last night following more Brexit votes.

Just listen to the reaction of his colleagues 😥

— BBC Newsbeat (@BBCNewsbeat) April 2, 2019


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Or Theresa May’s car door being an analogy for the whole process…

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UK PM Theresa May arrives in Berlin for talks with Germany's Angela Merkel aimed at rescuing her #Brexit deal

— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) December 11, 2018


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Or Brexit making a celebrity out of the grown man that has to shout “order” at MPs in a very dramatic way…

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When you ask your flatmate whether you should cook or get a takeaway

— Joshua Zitser (@mrjoshz) January 15, 2019


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It’s been FULL. OF. BANTS.

Well stitch up your sides and buckle up because there’s another Brexit staple that’s popping up more and more now (which you might want to add to your Brexit vocabulary): No-deal Brexit.

What does it mean?

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Media captionNo deal is becoming “more likely” according to the EU’s chief negotiator

No deal means the UK leaving the European Union and cutting ties immediately, with no agreement at all in place.

The EU has previously said a no-deal Brexit would mean border checks would have to be brought in – which would affect things like exports and travel between the UK and EU.

Things like how the UK trades with the EU and the rights of UK citizens living in the EU and visa-versa would also be up in the air.

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