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Seeking Brexit support, May offers vote on new referendum

In a major concession, British Prime Minister Theresa May on Tuesday offered U.K. lawmakers the chance to vote on whether to hold a new referendum on the country’s membership in …


Brexiteer Farage splattered in latest UK milkshake attack

Pro-Brexit British politician Nigel Farage was hit with a milkshake while campaigning in the European Parliament election on Monday – the latest in a spate of attacks on politicians with …


UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 12:10 p.m.

Uncertainty looms over UK as Brexit compromise talks fail

Talks between Britain’s Conservative government and the opposition Labour Party seeking a compromise over Brexit broke down without agreement Friday, plunging the country back into a morass of uncertainty over …


UK’s May agrees to give timetable next month for her exit

British Prime Minister Theresa May fended off pressure Thursday from Conservative Party lawmakers demanding she set a date for her resignation, buying herself a few more weeks to try to …


UK concedes it must hold EU election amid Brexit delay

The British government on Tuesday acknowledged for the first time that the country will definitely take part in the European Parliament elections this month because there’s no chance that a …


UPDATED: Wed., April 24, 2019, 12:17 p.m.

Conservatives reject move to topple PM Theresa May, for now

British Prime Minister Theresa May’s job is safe, for now, after Conservative lawmakers decided against enabling a new challenge to her leadership.


UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 5:33 p.m.

Trick or treat? EU, UK agree to delay Brexit until Halloween

Leaders of the 27 remaining EU member states met for more than six hours before agreeing after midnight to postpone Brexit until Oct. 31.


UK’s May asks the EU to delay Brexit until June 30

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday sought to delay Brexit until June 30 to avoid a chaotic withdrawal from the European Union in one week, but a key leader …


UK legislates to avert chaotic Brexit as May seeks new plan

Britain’s Brexit drama went into overtime Wednesday as Prime Minister Theresa May and the country’s main opposition sought a compromise deal to prevent an abrupt British departure from the European …


UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 4:33 p.m.

May: UK to seek further Brexit delay, try to break logjam

With Britain racing toward a chaotic exit from the European Union within days, Prime Minister Theresa May veered away from the cliff-edge Tuesday, saying she would seek another Brexit delay …


UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 10 p.m.

Parliament rejects soft Brexit, second referendum

British lawmakers failed again to muster a majority Monday for any of four proposed ways forward on Brexit.


After watching Brexit, other European countries say: no thanks.

Britain’s 2016 Brexit vote has spawned no copycats. Nor did it lead to the breakup of the European Union. Even the most ardent Brussels-bashing politicians have concluded it’s better to …


Little gloating in Europe at Britain’s Brexit mess

Three years of negotiating on Brexit have dissolved into chaos in Britain, leaving European Union officials frustrated and confused, feeling that they did their part and Britain didn’t.


UK lawmakers reject government’s Brexit deal

U.K. lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s divorce deal with the European Union for a third time, leaving the date and terms of the U.K.’s departure from the bloc uncertain.


UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 8:26 p.m.

Prime Minister May says she’ll step down if Brexit deal OK’d

British Prime Minister Theresa May offered up her job in exchange for her Brexit deal Wednesday, telling colleagues she would quit within weeks if the agreement was passed and Britain …


UK leader meets Cabinet as she fights to stay in power

British Prime Minister Theresa May was under intense pressure Monday to resign as the price of breaking the country’s Brexit impasse and winning support for her unloved EU divorce deal.


UK Prime Minister Theresa May faces heavy pressure to step down, save Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May is facing increased pressure from her own Conservative Party to either resign or to set a date for stepping down in order to build support …


Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Anti-Brexit protesters have flooded into London by the hundreds of thousands, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.


Anti-Brexit marchers flood into London, demand new vote

Anti-Brexit protesters flooded into central London by the hundreds of thousands Saturday, demanding that Britain’s Conservative-led government hold a new referendum on whether Britain should leave the European Union.


UK’s May asks a wary EU to delay Brexit until June 30

Prime Minister Theresa May formally asked the European Union on Wednesday to postpone Britain’s departure from the bloc – due in nine days – until June 30. But an exasperated …


Robert J. Samuelson: The world is linked to Brexit’s fate

Many of the things that we feared would happen with Brexit have happened, or might still. Worse, the consequences aren’t confined to the United Kingdom.


Theresa May making last-minute push to win Brexit support

British Prime Minister Theresa May is making a last-minute push to win support for her European Union divorce deal, with attention focused on wooing Northern Ireland’s Democratic Unionist Party


UPDATED: Mon., March 11, 2019, 7:08 p.m.

In big week for Brexit, Parliament will vote on May’s deal and possibly a delay

British Prime Minister Theresa May refused to admit defeat for her European Union divorce deal Monday, despite deadlocked talks with the bloc a day before Parliament is scheduled to reconsider …


Net migration into UK from EU falls to near-decade low

Net migration into Britain from the other 27 European Union countries has fallen to near-decade lows, suggesting Brexit uncertainty has made the country a less attractive destination for the bloc’s …


Brexit: Parliament to decide between no deal and delay

Britain’s bumpy journey out of the European Union took a major turn Tuesday, as Prime Minister Theresa May handed the steering wheel to Parliament, giving lawmakers the power to slam …


Corbyn says Labour would back a second Brexit referendum

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s opposition Labour Party, announced on Monday evening that his bloc in Parliament would support a second referendum on leaving the European Union.


UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect

Brexit-driven cracks in Britain’s political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents who oppose the Conservative …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:22 p.m.

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success …


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 11:57 a.m.

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers have quit the main opposition Labour over its approach to Brexit and anti-Semitism, in the biggest shakeup in years to Britain’s main political parties


UPDATED: Wed., Feb. 20, 2019, 12:07 p.m.

Brex-split: 7 lawmakers quit Labour over EU, anti-Semitism

Seven British lawmakers quit the main opposition Labour Party on Monday over its approach to issues including Brexit and anti-Semitism – the biggest shake-up in years for one of Britain’s …