Latest Brexit referendum News

UK party leaders grilled by wary voters on Brexit and more

Nov. 22, 2019 4:08 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s Dec. 12 vote has been dubbed the “Brexit election,” dominated by the country’s stalled exit from the European Union. But political parties are also trying to win over voters more worried about the U.K.’s stuttering economy and frayed social fabric....

AP FACT CHECK: Leaders’ questionable claims in U.K. election

Nov. 22, 2019 8:59 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Claims of ruinous spending sprees and twisted truths are flying in during campaigning for Britain’s Dec. 12 election, in which all 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs. The main parties are touting ambitious spending plans while warning of the alleged economic damage that...

UK Labour party vows radical changes if it wins Dec. 12 vote

Nov. 21, 2019 12:24 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain’s main opposition Labour Party promised Thursday to radically expand public spending and state ownership if it wins the Dec. 12 election, trying to close a persistent opinion-poll gap with the governing Conservatives. The party said a Labour government would nationalize...

Phony `fact check’ account on Twitter raises new concerns

Nov. 20, 2019 5:19 PM EST

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The deception was easy to pull off and came with barely any consequences. Britain’s Conservative Party changed the name of its press office’s Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate between Prime Minister Boris Johnson and...

UK Conservatives under fire for Twitter deception in debate

Nov. 20, 2019 12:03 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's Conservative Party was accused Wednesday of trying to deceive voters by changing the name of its press office Twitter account to “factcheckUK” during a televised election debate, raising concerns that political parties’ online trickery is undermining...

Wine woes: Tariffs, Brexit cloud French Beaujolais season

Nov. 20, 2019 4:48 AM EST

CHATILLON, France (AP) — Celebration is the mot du jour in France’s Beaujolais region on the third Thursday of November, when winemakers and sellers uncork the season’s Beaujolais Nouveau with feasting and fanfare. But considerable uncertainty is clouding this year’s celebration of the...

No clear champ as Johnson, Corbyn spar in UK election debate

Nov. 19, 2019 5:54 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn attacked each other’s policies on Brexit, health care and the economy Tuesday in a televised election debate that likely failed to answer the question troubling many voters: Why should we trust you? The two...

EU’s Tusk: Croatia’s EU presidency comes at a critical time

Nov. 19, 2019 12:34 PM EST

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — Croatia’s first-ever presidency in the European Union will come at come at a “critical period” for the 28-nation bloc, outgoing EU leader Donald Tusk said Tuesday. The EU’s newest member could end up in charge of launching the bloc’s post-Brexit...

UK leader Johnson faces questions about ties to US woman

Nov. 18, 2019 12:22 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson faced new questions Monday about his relationship with an American businesswoman who allegedly received favors and public funds while Johnson was the mayor of London. Johnson’s speech Monday to U.K. business leaders ahead of Britain’s Dec. 12...

650 House seats, 74 days to Brexit: UK election in numbers

Nov. 18, 2019 9:35 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — There's less than a month to go until Britain's Dec. 12 election, and the country's political parties are battling over funding promises, economic priorities and Brexit plans. Here is a look at some key numbers in an election that could determine not only who governs Britain, but when, how...