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Brexit: United Kingdom's planned withdrawal from the European Union
Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), that is legally scheduled to take place on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm UK time. There is an ongoing debate about leaving with a Withdrawal Agreement that has been ratified by both parties as an international treaty between the UK and EU or leaving with no such treaty. The EU has decided that the date will be postponed to 12 April 2019 if the UK fails to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement, or to 22 May 2019 if the UK ratifies the Withdrawal Agreement, when the period for ratifying a Withdrawal Agreement will end unless a further extension is agreed. 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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'Time's up, Theresa' Sun newspaper says of British PM May

Rupert Murdoch's The Sun newspaper said in a front page editorial that Prime Minister Theresa May must on Monday announce she will stand down as soon as her Brexit deal is approved and the United..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May to offer indicative votes on Brexit options: Telegraph reporter

British Prime Minister Theresa May is considering offering lawmakers so called indicative votes to find a way to break the Brexit deadlock, The Daily Telegraph's deputy political editor said.
Reuters - Published

Videos for Brexit

British Prime Minister Trying To Revive Brexit [Video]British Prime Minister Trying To Revive Brexit

Reuters reports British Prime Minister Theresa May is still trying to revive her twice-defeated Brexit deal. The 2016 referendum has still not been resolved. Hundreds of thousands of people marched..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Brexit up in the air, May faces possible plot [Video]Brexit up in the air, May faces possible plot

The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union was in disarray on Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May faced a possible plot by ministers to topple her and parliament prepared to grab control of..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:24Published

Theresa May holds crisis meeting at Chequers [Video]Theresa May holds crisis meeting at Chequers

Theresa May is holding a crisis meeting with a number of Conservative MPs at Chequers. The meeting is expected to be attended by Brexit advocates Boris Johnson and Jacob Rees-Mogg.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:44Published

Over 5 Million Sign Petition To Cancel Brexit [Video]Over 5 Million Sign Petition To Cancel Brexit

Business Insider reports over 5 million people have signed an online petition demanding the UK government cancels Brexit. The petition urges Theresa May's government to keep the UK in the European..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Brexit Up In the Air As May Faces Possible Plot For Parliament to Grab Control [Video]Brexit Up In the Air As May Faces Possible Plot For Parliament to Grab Control

According to Reuters, the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union was in disarray on Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May faced a possible plot by ministers to topple her. However, ministers..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:32Published

Tony Blair confident UK will be a 'serious country again' after Brexit [Video]Tony Blair confident UK will be a 'serious country again' after Brexit

Tony Blair says he is confident Britain will get back on its feet and be a 'serious country again' after Brexit. The former Labour prime minister was speaking at the Global Education and Skills Forum..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:07Published

Theresa May May Quit [Video]Theresa May May Quit

Theresa May could step down in a matter of days. Reports say her most senior ministers will on Monday tell her to quit after her leadership hit rock bottom. The prime minister has lost the support of..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:42Published

UK at risk of being forced to take part in European parliamentary elections - Barclay [Video]UK at risk of being forced to take part in European parliamentary elections - Barclay

Brexit Secretary Steve Barclay urged politicians to get behind Prime Minister Theresa May, saying her twice-rejected deal is the best option for the country. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Chancellor: MPs allegedly plotting to oust PM are being self-indulgent [Video]Chancellor: MPs allegedly plotting to oust PM are being self-indulgent

Philip Hammond has accused MPs allegedly trying to oust the Prime Minister of being 'self-indulgent', amid reports that his Cabinet colleagues are plotting a 'coup' to get rid of her. The Chancellor..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:30Published

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Brexit has taught him about leadership [Video]Taoiseach Leo Varadkar says Brexit has taught him about leadership

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar told delegates at the Fine Gael conference that Brexit has taught him about leadership. Mr Varadkar hailed the work of his cabinet and colleagues, as well as their European..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:25Published

Countdown to Brexit: Britain to leave on April 12 or May 22 [Video]Countdown to Brexit: Britain to leave on April 12 or May 22

Theresa May is to make a last-ditch drive to persuade MPs to back her EU withdrawal plan after Brussels agreed to delay Brexit to May 22 if she can secure support from the Commons for the deal next..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:32Published

Mass London protest demands second referendum on Brexit [Video]Mass London protest demands second referendum on Brexit

The march organised by the People's Vote campaign calls for a new poll to end the political deadlock over Brexit.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:18Published

A Million People Protest Brexit in London [Video]A Million People Protest Brexit in London

Demonstrators say it's time to put the vote back in people's hands.

Credit: Newsy Studio     Duration: 01:02Published

Demonstrators flood London for anti-Brexit march [Video]Demonstrators flood London for anti-Brexit march

Demonstrators have flooded the streets of central London as they marched on Parliament to demand the public are given a final say over Brexit.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:53Published

Hundreds of Thousands March In London to Demand New Brexit Referendum [Video]Hundreds of Thousands March In London to Demand New Brexit Referendum

According to Reuters, hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum. Marchers set off..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:38Published

Hundreds of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march in London [Video]Hundreds of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters march in London

The demonstrators marched through the city to demand a new Brexit referendum amid the chaos of Britain's planned departure from the bloc. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:12Published

Petition to cancel Brexit most popular ever [Video]Petition to cancel Brexit most popular ever

An online petition urging the Government to cancel Brexit becomes the most popular to be submitted to the Parliament website with more than 4,150,000 signatures.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:26Published

Corbyn Says UK Lawmakers Could Vote On Brexit Alternatives On Wednesday [Video]Corbyn Says UK Lawmakers Could Vote On Brexit Alternatives On Wednesday

According to a report by Reuters, the leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said that not only could votes on alternative Brexit plans be held in parliament as soon as Wednesday, but that there..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:37Published

Theresa May Reluctant To Bring Her Brexit Deal Back To Parliament For A Third Vote [Video]Theresa May Reluctant To Bring Her Brexit Deal Back To Parliament For A Third Vote

British Prime Minister Theresa May hinted on Friday that she might not bring her European Union withdrawal deal back to parliament for a third time next week if there was not enough support for it to..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:58Published

Leo Varadkar: Only three Brexit choices remain [Video]Leo Varadkar: Only three Brexit choices remain

Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar outlines what he sees as the only three options left for Brexit, after Prime Minister Theresa May gained approval from the European Council to extend the Brexit deadline to..

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 00:37Published

Emmanuel Macron: Brexit is based on lies [Video]Emmanuel Macron: Brexit is based on lies

Speaking in Brussels, French president Emmanuel Macron said Brexit is based on a 'considerable quantity of lies' and is a lesson to other democracies.

Credit: PA - Press Association STUDIO     Duration: 01:18Published

May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch [Video]May wins Brexit reprieve, with a catch

EU leaders have granted the UK a two-week Brexit reprieve. But it must now agree on Theresa May's deal or find another plan. Lucy Fielder reports.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:45Published

May's EU Summit Described As An 'Inexcusable' Failure [Video]May's EU Summit Described As An 'Inexcusable' Failure

According to Reuters, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish party that props up Theresa May’s government said on Friday that nothing has changed as far as the Brexit divorce deal British Prime..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:34Published

Regret for backing Brexit in Birmingham South-Asian community [Video]Regret for backing Brexit in Birmingham South-Asian community

They thought Brexit could protect them from new waves of immigration, but now, want to change their minds.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:50Published

 

Brexit: What will happen in the British parliament on Monday?

British lawmakers will seek to use a vote on the government's next steps on Brexit on Monday to wrest control of the process and try to find a majority for an alternative way forward that would break..
Reuters - Published

Brexit up in the air as May pushes divorce deal for third time

British Prime Minister Theresa May held crisis talks with senior colleagues and hardline Brexiteers on Sunday trying to breathe life into her twice-defeated European divorce deal after reports her..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May was told: set out her exit date to get Brexit deal approved

British Prime Minister Theresa May was told at a meeting on Sunday with Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers that she must set out a timetable to leave office if she wants to get her Brexit deal ratified,..
Reuters - Published

UK PM May met rebel lawmakers to discuss her Brexit deal

British Prime Minister Theresa May met senior colleagues and Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers on Sunday at her country residence to discuss her strategy and whether there is sufficient support to put..
Reuters - Published

May in fight to retain grip on Brexit as parliament seeks control

British Prime Minister Theresa May was holding crisis talks with colleagues on Sunday in an effort to breathe life into her twice-defeated Brexit deal after reports that her cabinet was plotting to..
Reuters - Published

UK minister Gove backs PM May, saying it is not the time to change captain

Britain's Environment Secretary Michael Gove said on Sunday Prime Minister Theresa May "absolutely" had his support, adding that it was a time for "cool heads" to focus on getting her twice-rejected..
Reuters - Published

Brexit up in the air as May faces possible plot, parliament tries to grab control

The United Kingdom's exit from the European Union was in disarray on Sunday as Prime Minister Theresa May faced a possible plot by ministers to topple her and parliament prepared to grab control of..
Reuters - Published

UK could face risk of election if parliament takes control of Brexit: Barclay

A British election could be the consequence of parliament seizing control of the Brexit process this week if lawmakers back proposals contrary to the pledges the government was elected on, Brexit..
Reuters - Published

Britain must resolve Brexit but changing PM May wouldn't help, Hammond says

Britain must find a way to leave the European Union in an orderly fashion rather than trying to oust Prime Minister Theresa May, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.
Reuters - Published

Can't get the staff: Scenic Highlands at eye of Scotland's Brexit storm

Glen Mhor Hotel, a picturesque base for tourists hunting Scotland's Loch Ness monster, is struggling to find staff for the summer season as workers from the European Union snub Brexit Britain.
Reuters - Published

Brexit mayday? PM May's ministers move to oust her, Sunday Times says

British Prime Minister Theresa May's top ministers are moving to oust her within days, The Sunday Times reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in tatters just weeks before the United Kingdom was due to..
Reuters - Published

Wheat fields and underpants: Brexit satire lampoons British leaders on huge march

Thousands of anti-Brexit protesters on Saturday displayed a sometimes bizarre array of placards to lampoon British leaders and Brexit with references to everything from fields of wheat to ornithology.
Reuters - Published

Hundreds of thousands march in London to demand new Brexit referendum

Hundreds of thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked..
Reuters - Published

Mayday? Pressure builds on UK PM Theresa May to announce plans to quit

Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Saturday to set out plans for her departure, leading British newspapers reported, as her Brexit strategy lay in tatters just weeks before the United..
Reuters - Published

A Brexit crisis deepens, thousands due to march through London for a new referendum

Thousands of people opposed to Britain's withdrawal from the European Union will march through central London on Saturday to demand a new referendum as the deepening Brexit crisis risked sinking Prime..
Reuters - Published

Trump, Germany's Merkel discuss trade, NATO funding, Brexit

U.S. President Donald Trump spoke by phone with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday to discuss a range of issues including trade and NATO funding, the White House and a senior administration..
Reuters - Published

UK's May hints she might not bring Brexit deal back for third parliament vote next week

British Prime Minister Theresa May hinted on Friday that she might not bring her European Union withdrawal deal back to parliament for a third time next week if there was not enough support for it to..
Reuters - Published

UK's Clark says government will allow lawmakers indicative Brexit votes

Britain's business minister Greg Clark said on Friday that the government would allow parliament to hold votes to indicate what Brexit plans might be able to command the support of a majority of..
Reuters - Published

EU summit an 'inexcusable' failure for UK PM, DUP says

Nothing has changed as far as the Brexit divorce deal British Prime Minister Theresa May is seeking to convince lawmakers to back, the deputy leader of the Northern Irish party propping up her..
Reuters - Published

UK lawmakers might vote on Brexit alternatives on Wednesday: Corbyn

The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party said votes on alternative Brexit plans to Prime Minister Theresa May's deal could be held in parliament on Wednesday, and there was support for other..
Reuters - Published

Brexit fatigue, Ireland's Varadkar says hopes Brexit deal will pass UK parliament

Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Friday he hoped British Prime Minister Theresa May will get her deal to leave the European Union through parliament, adding that both sides have Brexit..
Reuters - Published

France talks tough on no-deal Brexit deadline, at odds with others

France said on Friday that Britain would crash out of the European Union on April 12 if it fails to ratify the Brexit withdrawal agreement and present a new plan, putting it at odds with other member..
Reuters - Published

Returning to London, Britain's May faces mammoth task to change minds on Brexit

British Prime Minister Theresa May returned on Friday to her mammoth struggle of persuading a deeply divided parliament to back her Brexit deal after an EU summit granted her more time but little to..
Reuters - Published

France says Britain to leave EU on April 12 if no deal, not later

Britain will crash out of the European Union on April 12 if its lawmakers again vote down the Brexit withdrawal agreement and the government fails to present a new, credible plan, a French presidency..
Reuters - Published

What happens next on Brexit?

European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May a two week reprieve before Britain could leave the bloc without an exit deal if she fails to win parliament's backing for her agreement with..
Reuters - Published

The Brexit ending: deal, no deal, or no divorce?

Just days before the United Kingdom was due to leave the European Union, the March 29 cliff edge was moved by two weeks to April 12 but it is still uncertain how, when or if Brexit will happen.
Reuters - Published

Best Brexit outcome would be remain vote in a new referendum: Luxembourg PM

Luxembourg Prime Minister Xavier Bettel put the chances of Britain's parliament passing the withdrawal deal at 50-50 and said the best possible Brexit outcome would be a new referendum and a vote to..
Reuters - Published

EU leaders give Britain 'last chance' for orderly Brexit

European Union leaders warned Britain on Friday it had a final opportunity to leave the bloc in an orderly fashion after giving Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve until April 12 before..
Reuters - Published

More Britons to back no-deal Brexit after EU delay offer: Farage

More Britons will back leaving the European Union without a deal after the European Union offered a delay to Brexit, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party Nigel Farage said on..
Reuters - Published

Brexit deal 'very, very unlikely' to pass: Conservative eurosceptic

British Prime Minister Theresa May is "very, very unlikely" to win support in parliament for the Brexit divorce deal she agreed with the European Union, a eurosceptic member of her minority government..
Reuters - Published

Brexit agreement is the right one: Belgium's Michel

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said the deal reached by European leaders in the early hours of Friday morning to grant Britain a conditional Brexit delay was the right one and gave clarity.
Reuters - Published

Online Petition to Cancel Brexit Crashes UK Parliament Website

online petition to cancel brexit crashes uk parliament website
by Simon Baxendale - If you have been paying attention to any news regarding the UK in recent weeks or months, you will likely know that the country’s divorce from the European Union is still..
One News Page Staff - Published

Five percent? EU leaders doubt May's Brexit vote chances

After British Prime Minister Theresa May reassured them she could win a crunch vote in parliament next week to ensure an orderly Brexit, EU leaders were left even more doubtful of her chances.
Reuters - Published

Text of EU summit agreement on Brexit

1. The European Council takes note of the letter of Prime Minister Theresa May of 20 March 2019.
Reuters - Published

May gets two-week Brexit reprieve from impatient EU

European Union leaders have given Prime Minister Theresa May two weeks' reprieve, until April 12, before Britain could lurch out of the EU if she fails to persuade lawmakers to back the withdrawal..
Reuters - Published

End the Brexit ambiguity, Macron tells Britain

The European Union has made clear its options for delaying Brexit and now it is time for Britain to lift all ambiguities surrounding its position, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday.
Reuters - Published

UK PM May welcomes Brexit delay, says parliament now has clear choice

Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday welcomed the European Union's decision to delay Brexit, saying that lawmakers in the British parliament now had clear choices about what to do next.
Reuters - Published

EU sets April 12 Brexit date if Britain fails to back deal

Britain could leave the European Union without a Brexit deal on April 12 if lawmakers fail next week to back Prime Minister Theresa May's agreement with Brussels, EU leaders said after a crisis summit..
Reuters - Published

EU's Tusk says all Brexit options still open until April 12

European Council President Donald Tusk said on Thursday all Brexit options were still open for Britain until April 12 after a summit of EU leaders agreed on Prime Minister Theresa May's request to..
Reuters - Published

EU to offer Brexit delay, length depends on UK parliament: draft

The European Union will grant Britain an extension to its Brexit negotiating period, but the length of the delay will depend on whether Prime Minister Theresa May is able to win a vote in parliament on..
Reuters - Published

EU looks at two-stage approach to Brexit delay: diplomats

European Union leaders were considering an offer of a two-stage Brexit delay on Thursday, depending on whether Prime Minister Theresa May gets her divorce deal approved by the British parliament next..
Reuters - Published

EU wrestles with short Brexit delay as 'no deal' looms

European Union leaders wrangled on Thursday over what kind of Brexit delay to offer Britain as their hopes faded that Prime Minister Theresa May can win over her own parliament to ensure an orderly..
Reuters - Published

EU considers options for Brexit delay: May 7, year-end or open-ended, diplomats say

European Union leaders were considering different options on delaying Brexit on Thursday, possibly until May 7, the end of the year or even leaving the date open for now, diplomatic sources said.
Reuters - Published

EU mulls Brexit lag until May 7 - or the end of the year, diplomats say

European Union leaders were discussing Brexit delay options on Thursday evening, mulling an extension until May 7th but also considering one until the end of the year, or even leaving the date open for..
Reuters - Published

EU offers Brexit delay to May, steps up pressure on London

European Union leaders will offer on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22 at the latest -- but only if Prime Minister Theresa May can turn around massive parliamentary opposition and win lawmakers'..
Reuters - Published

EU offers Brexit delay until May 22: draft statement

The European Union will agree to hand Britain a Brexit delay until May 22 if its parliament approves the divorce agreement next week, according to draft conclusions considered by the other 27 national..
Reuters - Published

Stop Brexit: A million people sign UK petition to stay in EU

More than one million people have rushed to sign a petition on the British parliament's website calling for the government to revoke its divorce notice to the European Union and remain in the bloc.
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No deal beckons: EU presses May on Brexit deal

French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she fails to get parliamentary approval for her..
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