Britain was always an awkward member of the EU. It joined late, complained lots and on January 31st 2020 became the only country ever to leave. At the end of 2020, after a transition period during which the two harrumphing sides eventually concluded an UK-EU trade deal, Britain went its own way. The Economist has covered this European fissure—the issues behind it, the haggling and the post-Brexit possibilities—from the beginning. To keep up with the best of our coverage, bookmark this page.