Brexit referendum

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Pimlico Primary school in London, Tuesday July 10, 2018, with Education Secretary Gavin Williamson to meet staff and students. (Toby Melville/Pool via AP)
September 10, 2019 - 7:43 am
LONDON (AP) — Opposition politicians raged Tuesday at Prime Minister Boris Johnson's five-week suspension of Parliament before the deadline for Brexit, which drew angry and unprecedented protests in the House of Commons. Parliament has been prorogued — or suspended — at the government's request...
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Protestors argue in parliament square in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 09, 2019 - 6:06 pm
LONDON (AP) — The simmering showdown between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Britain's Parliament over Brexit came to a head as lawmakers delivered three defeats to the government's plans for leaving the European Union, before being sent home early Tuesday for a contentious five-week suspension of...
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Armed police forces guard the entrance of the Houses of Parliament in London, Monday, Sept. 9, 2019. British Prime Minister Boris Johnson voiced optimism Monday that a new Brexit deal can be reached so Britain leaves the European Union by Oct. 31.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
September 09, 2019 - 4:42 pm
LONDON (AP) — The latest on Brexit (all times local): 12:40 a.m. British lawmakers have rejected Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request for an election before the country's scheduled departure from the European Union next month. A total of 293 of the 650 House of Commons members backed the proposal...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 file photo, Britain's Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow he walks through Central Lobby before Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivered the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. A colorful era in British parliamentary history is coming to a close with Speaker of the House John Bercow’s abrupt announcement Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 that he will leave his influential post by the end of October. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
September 09, 2019 - 11:13 am
LONDON (AP) — A colorful era in British parliamentary history is coming to a close with Speaker of the House John Bercow's abrupt announcement Monday that he will leave his influential post by the end of October. That means he won't be sporting his festive designer ties beneath his solemn robes or...
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A view of St. Botolph’s Church in Boston, England, Saturday Sept. 7, 2019. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government’s advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain’s departure delayed and politicians deadlocked, Bostonians now feel frustration, fatigue and even fury. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Schaeffer)
September 09, 2019 - 5:27 am
BOSTON, England (AP) — Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government's advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain'...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Darnford Farm in Banchory near Aberdeen, Scotland, Friday Sept. 6, 2019, to coincide with the publication of Lord Bew's review and an announcement of extra funding for Scottish farmers. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
September 07, 2019 - 2:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a new blow Saturday when a Cabinet minister resigned, saying she did not believe Johnson was sincere about getting a Brexit deal with the European Union. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said in a letter to the prime...
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Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg reclines on his seat in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019. With Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson weakened by a major defeat in Parliament, defiant lawmakers were moving Wednesday to bar him from pursuing a "no-deal" departure from the European Union.(Parliament TV via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 5:25 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The European Union says it's still waiting for proposals from the British government on how to end its political impasse on Brexit, while talks about their stalled withdrawal agreement continue in Brussels. European Commission...
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A bull bumps into a plain clothes police officer, left, while being walked by Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Darnford Farm in Banchory near Aberdeen, Scotland, Friday Sept. 6, 2019, to coincide with the publication of Lord Bew's review and an announcement of extra funding for Scottish farmers. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 4:35 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's opposition parties said Friday that they won't support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for an election when the issue gets voted on next week, piling more pressure on Britain's embattled leader. The parties have been mulling whether to agree to Johnson's plan for a mid-...
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In this picture taken Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019, netted in Scottish waters, langoustines are delicately packed by hand into boxes, each upright in its own individual compartment, in Eyemouth, south coast of Edinburgh, Scotland. In their drive to uncouple Britain from the European Union, pro-Brexit campaigners have turned fishing into one of their battlegrounds. But while some seafood industry workers want out of the EU, others are alarmed at the prospect of losing frictionless access to EU consumers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 06, 2019 - 3:13 am
EYEMOUTH, Scotland (AP) — Netted in Scottish waters, claws snapping and tails flapping, langoustines as pink and fat as hotdog sausages are delicately packed by hand into boxes, each upright in its own individual compartment. The care and attention testifies to their high market-value for...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 file photo, Britain's Conservative Party lawmaker Jo Johnson arrives at Downing Street in London. Jo Johnson has announced he is quitting as an education minister and will step down from Parliament, saying he is “torn between family loyalty and the national interest.” (AP Photo/Alberto Pezzali, File)
September 05, 2019 - 10:18 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's bad week got even worse Thursday when younger brother Jo walked away from his government post over their differing stances on Brexit. It was clearly a difficult decision for Jo Johnson, who had returned to government as an education minister when...
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