Brexit

United Kingdom's planned withdrawal from the European Union

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Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), which is scheduled to take place on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm UK time, when the period for negotiating a Withdrawal Agreement will end unless an extension is agreed. There is an ongoing debate about leaving with a Withdrawal Agreement that has been ratified by both parties as an international treaty between UK and EU or leaving with no such treaty. On 14 March 2019, the House of Commons voted by a majority of 211 votes for the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to ask the EU for such an extension of the period allowed for the negotiation. Brexit follows the referendum of 23 June 2016 when 51.9 per cent of voters chose to leave the EU. Withdrawal has been advocated by Eurosceptics, both left-wing and right-wing, while pro-Europeanists, who also span the political spectrum, have advocated continued membership.

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Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit plans were thrown into turmoil on Monday when the speaker of parliament said she could not put her divorce deal to a new vote..
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The British government must submit a different proposition to parliament to the one it lost last week if it wants to hold another vote on its Brexit plans, the..
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John Bercow says the motion MPs vote on must be different to the one that MPs rejected last week.
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MPs told a further 'meaningful vote' will be ruled out of order if the motion is 'the same or substantially the same'
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British churchgoers will be encouraged to discuss Brexit over tea and prayers as the Church of England appeals for unity in the face of uncertainty and division..
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There will be no deal agreed this week between the Democratic Unionist Party and the British government over whether it will support Prime Minister Theresa May's..
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European Union foreign ministers fear a Brexit paralysis and they want the issue resolved, British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said after a meeting with his EU..
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LONDON: One of the most influential Brexit-backing lawmakers in Prime Minister Theresa May’s party gave the strongest hint to date on Monday that rebels might..
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A third 'meaningful vote' seemed certain, but is now in huge doubt - meanwhile, there is an EU summit looming
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Cracks appeared in the ranks of rebel Conservative lawmakers opposed to Prime Minister Theresa's May's Brexit plans on Monday but she had yet to win over enough..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May could sacrifice her chief Brexit negotiator Olly Robbins in a last ditch attempt to get her divorce deal approved, the London..
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Negotiations with Northern Ireland's Democratic Unionist Party are ongoing on Monday, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said as ministers seek to secure the..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected this week to try to persuade parliament to approve her Brexit deal at the third time of asking, before heading to..
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Britain could ask the European Union for a Brexit delay even after the bloc's March 21-22 summit, a senior diplomat said, suggesting that the decisive moment for..
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Brexit-supporting Conservative lawmaker Jacob Rees-Mogg said on Monday that a bad exit deal was better than staying in the European Union, the strongest hint to..
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British Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt said on Monday the government still had work to do to secure parliament's backing in a vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's..
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Chancellor Angela Merkel's chief of staff on Monday said the issue of extending the delay for Britain's exit from the European Union is not uncontroversial among..
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BRUSSELS, March 18 (Reuters) - Britain's government will only hold another meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's...
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Britain's government will only hold another meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal on Tuesday if it is certain that the divided House of..
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A Brexit-supporting British lawmaker said a "lot of people" in parliament still remained opposed to Prime Minister Theresa May's European Union withdrawal deal,..
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German foreign minister Heiko Maas said on Monday it was worthwhile giving more time to reach an agreement with Britain over its exit from the European Union,..
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London: Former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday it was not too late for the government to get “real change” to Prime Minister Theresa..
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Boris Johnson says it would be "absurd" to vote again on the PM's Brexit plan before further EU talks.
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'An opportunist politician conceived a scheme that was undeliverable,' anti-Brexit group says in a tweet
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Former British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson said on Sunday it was not too late for the government to get "real change" to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit..
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Backbenchers said deep party splits exposed by recent votes mean the prime minister's time is up
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has issued a stark warning to lawmakers that if they do not back her Brexit deal, there is the possibility the country "will..
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The EU is wargaming for the fall of British Prime Minister Theresa May amid a complete collapse in confidence in her after a week of chaos over Brexit, a leaked..
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LONDON, March 17 (Xinhua) -- The idea of British people taking part in the European Elections in May hardly bears thinking about, Prime Minister Theresa May said..
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Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn signaled on Sunday he would back a proposal by lawmakers to hold a public vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal..
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LONDON — British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that it would be “a potent symbol of Parliament’s collective political failure” if a Brexit..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May's government was scrambling on Sunday to get support in parliament for her Brexit deal at the third time of asking, aiming to..
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The chancellor also warns the PM's deal may not return to the Commons if it doesn't have MPs' support.
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Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics said he would encourage his government to agree to a Brexit extension ahead of a European Union summit this week.
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The chancellor highlighted funding for Northern Ireland would be looked at soon as part of a scheduled spending review
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The British government does not yet have the support of enough lawmakers to win a parliamentary vote on its Brexit deal but a "significant number" of colleagues..
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Opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has written to lawmakers from across Britain's parliament to discuss ways to break the Brexit impasse, just days before..
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Britain's opposition Labour Party would force a confidence vote in Theresa May's government if the prime minister loses another vote on her Brexit withdrawal..
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has indicated he could vote to leave the EU if there is another Brexit referendum.
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The British government will only hold a third parliamentary vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal this week if it believes it can win, trade minister..
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Esther McVey, a former British minister who resigned from government over Theresa May's Brexit deal, said on Sunday she would back the prime minister's plan to..
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Labour is preparing to offer its most strident support yet for a second referendum by voting for a plan to put Theresa May’s deal to a public vote. The..
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The prime minister is seeking to persuade MPs to back her Brexit deal at the third time of asking.
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'Labour has set out credible options as to how we propose to break the deadlock and avoid a disastrous no-deal,' leader says
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Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European..
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'To those outside the Westminster bubble, the parliamentary games on Brexit are baffling: a weird combination of snakes and ladders, chess and all-in wrestling,'..
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Prime Minister Theresa May's warned lawmakers that unless they approved her Brexit divorce deal after two crushing defeats, Britain's exit from the European..
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Rivals have undertaken a flurry of activity as the suspicion grows that Ms May will announce her departure
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The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May's minority government is demanding a seat at post-Brexit trade talks as its price for..
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The European Union is war-gaming for the collapse of Prime Minister Theresa May's government after her Brexit divorce deal suffered two crushing defeats, the..
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Arch eurosceptic Nigel Farage led a hundred anxious Brexit backers Saturday through the mud of England's industrial northeast towards London, demanding certainty..
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By Andrew MacAskill LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of getting a Brexit divorce deal through parliament were given a boost on Saturday..
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Analysis: As the prime minister confirms that she intends to put her Brexit deal to parliament next week for a third time, John Rentoul looks at the rules
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The party, which has twice voted against the deal, says it remains in discussions with the government.
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'If politicians think they can walk all over us, then we're going to march back and tell them they can't,' says former UKIP leader - who will not be doing full..
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LONDON, March 16 (Reuters) - The Northern Irish party that is crucial to Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of getting her...
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The Northern Irish party that is crucial to Prime Minister Theresa May's hopes of getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal through parliament is likely to support..
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Ireland's Tánaiste (Deputy prime minister) and foreign minister, Simon Coveney, says the Irish government "won't be an obstacle" to an extension to the Brexit..
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