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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), that was 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 European Council extended the deadline 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 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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In William Shakespeare's ancient birthplace, discontent over Brexit runs even deeper than three years ago when this "scepter'd isle" shocked the world by voting..
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What Britons now think about leaving the EU and whether another referendum should be held.
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More than five million people have signed a petition against Brexit - but do petitions ever work?
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British Prime Minister Theresa May indicated to some Brexit-supporting lawmakers on Sunday that she would consider resigning in exchange for parliament backing..
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'He was once a whip, he wasn't a very good whip,' speaker says of Greg Hands
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The British government on Monday called for realism after parliament grabbed control of Brexit.
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British lawmakers on Monday used a vote on the government's next steps on Brexit to wrest control of the process so that they can then try to find a majority for..
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British lawmakers voted on Monday to wrest control of Brexit from Prime Minister Theresa May for a day in a bid to find a way through the European Union divorce..
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MPs vote to take control of Commons business in unprecedented move to try to find majority for any Brexit option .
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Cabinet members have warned a new election is nearing as Theresa May lost grip on the Brexit process during another fraught night in parliament.
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British lawmakers face the question of who controls business in parliament, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said on Monday, trying to persuade them to reject a..
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A man who hit Britain's opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn on the head with an egg in an attack apparently provoked by the politician's stance on Brexit was..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May admitted on Monday she did not have enough support to pass her EU withdrawal deal as some in her party called on her to quit..
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'Significant human rights concerns' raised on behalf of EU nationals in UK
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British lawmakers will on Monday seek to use a vote on the government's next steps on Brexit to wrest control of the process so that they can then try to find a..
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British lawmakers will on Monday have the opportunity to vote on up to three proposed changes to Prime Minister Theresa May's next steps on Brexit, the Speaker..
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EU officials said on Monday they had completed their plans for what they saw as an increasingly likely no-deal Brexit, piling pressure on British Prime Minister..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was getting on with the job of delivering Brexit when asked if she would be leading the next phase of talks..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May would find it difficult to take Britain out of the European Union without a Brexit divorce deal after parliament expressed a..
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Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday that parliament would debate secondary legislation on Wednesday to formally change the date of Brexit in British law.
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she still hoped to submit her twice-defeated Brexit deal to another vote by lawmakers.
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The leader of Britain's opposition Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, said on Monday that Prime Minister Theresa May's approach to Brexit had become "a national..
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Prime Minister Theresa May said there was not yet enough support for her to put her Brexit deal to a vote in parliament for a third time, but she would continue..
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Britain's opposition Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn told Prime Minister Theresa May on Monday there was no basis for bringing her twice-defeated Brexit deal back to..
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It looks increasingly likely that both Brexit and no Brexit will lead to electoral wipeout
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A Brexit supporter who yelled "respect the vote" as he hit Jeremy Corbyn while holding an egg has been jailed.
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Prime Minister Theresa May battled to keep control of Britain's exit from the European Union on Monday as some in her party called on her to quit and parliament..
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The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Theresa May's government told the British prime minister on Monday that their opposition to her Brexit divorce..
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Monday he still hoped for a majority of British lawmakers to back a withdrawal agreement with the EU which would lead..
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Britain's government will only hold another so-called meaningful vote on Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal if it has a chance of getting the support of..
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British lawmakers are likely to win a vote on Monday to wrestle control of the Brexit process from the government by trying to find a majority for an alternative..
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The leader of the Northern Irish Democratic Unionist Party, Arlene Foster, showed no change in her opposition to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit deal in a..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May could put her twice-defeated Brexit divorce deal to a vote in parliament on Tuesday, ITV's political correspondent said,..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May will put her twice-defeated Brexit divorce deal to a vote in parliament on Tuesday, ITV's political correspondent said.
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Prime Minister Theresa May battled on Monday to keep control of Britain's exit from the European Union as some in her party called on her to quit and parliament..
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The European Union believes that a no-deal Brexit is "increasingly likely", EU officials said on Monday after the bloc gave Britain two more weeks to solve its..
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Letwin amendment would pave the way for 'indicative votes' on wide range of Brexit options
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British Prime Minister Theresa May should not resign in the face of intensified criticism from her own Conservative Party over her handling of Brexit, work and..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Monday to give a date for leaving office as the price to bring Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers in her..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May should not resign in the face of intensified criticism from her own Conservative Party over her handling of Brexit, work and..
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Austria rarely allows dual citizenship, and for some Britons this is a problem.
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Mark Field says he would be 'happy' to cancel EU exit to end 'utter paralysis' gripping parliament
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British ministers will discuss how to address parliament's attempts to take control of Britain's departure from the European Union at 0900 GMT on Monday before a..
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Follow The Independent's live coverage of the day's political events
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British Prime Minister Theresa May told Brexit-supporting lawmakers on Sunday that she would quit if they voted for her twice-defeated European Union divorce..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May has lost the confidence of her senior ministers, lawmakers and party members, and should step down, said Andrew Bridgen, a..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May should be given time to get her Brexit deal through parliament before making way for someone else to lead the next phase of..
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Two foreign correspondents in Brussels gave us the European view on covering Brexit
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Brexit is due to occur as of March 29th. That is, at present, still very much the plan. However, the UK’s proposed divorce..
21 hours ago • One News Page Staff
British Prime Minister Theresa May was under pressure on Monday to give a date for leaving office as the price to bring Brexit-supporting rebel lawmakers in her..
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EU Economic Affairs and Tax Commissioner Pierre Moscovici said on Monday he believed Britain would not leave the European Union without a withdrawal agreement.
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It comes after a weekend of speculation about the PM's leadership and claims of a plot to oust her.
23 hours ago • BBC News

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