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May to UK lawmakers: Back my Brexit deal or face long delay

Mar. 17, 2019 10:52 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May warned Sunday that it would be "a potent symbol of Parliament's collective political failure" if a Brexit delay meant that the U.K. has to take part in May's European Parliament election — almost three years after Britons voted to leave the bloc....

The Latest: UK lawmakers vote strongly to delay Brexit

Mar. 15, 2019 1:39 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's departure from the European Union (all times local): 8:45 p.m. British lawmakers have voted to delay Brexit, just 15 days before the country is scheduled to leave the European Union. The House of Commons voted 413-202 Thursday in favor of seeking to postpone the U.K.'s...

UK seeks to slam the brakes on Brexit, but what comes next?

Mar. 14, 2019 4:47 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British lawmakers are trying to put the brakes on Brexit — at least for now. The U.K. Parliament voted Thursday 413 to 202 to ask the European Union to delay the U.K.'s exit from the bloc beyond the scheduled date of March 29. The vote comes a day after U.K. lawmakers committed Britain...

Theresa May: Hoarse, twice defeated, won't give up on Brexit

Mar. 13, 2019 11:08 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Her voice is hoarse from talking, her authority waning, and her overriding political goal — taking Britain out of the European Union with a negotiated deal — seems like a mirage. Yet British Prime Minister Theresa May keeps going, declining to resign despite two successive...

May Day: UK Parliament rejects prime minister's Brexit deal

Mar. 12, 2019 5:12 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — With just 17 days to go, Britain's departure from the European Union was thrown into chaos and doubt Tuesday as Parliament delivered a crushing double blow to Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit divorce deal and to her authority as leader. Lawmakers rejected the deal 391-242, ignoring May's...

UK, EU announce change to Brexit deal ahead of key vote

Mar. 11, 2019 8:44 PM EDT

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Britain and the European Union emerged from last-minute talks late Monday to announce they had finally removed the biggest roadblock to their Brexit divorce deal, only hours before the U.K. Parliament was due to decide the fate of Prime Minister Theresa May's hard-won plan to...

UK leader warns Brexit may never happen unless deal approved

Mar. 8, 2019 12:30 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May tried to pressure U.K. lawmakers Friday to support her Brexit deal, warning that Britain may never leave the European Union if they vote down the agreement next week. Battling to stave off a second defeat for the unpopular divorce deal, May also implored the EU to...

Man charged with egg assault on UK opposition leader

Mar. 4, 2019 5:16 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — British police have charged a man after opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn was hit by an egg. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn was assaulted while visiting a mosque in his London constituency on Sunday. A man was arrested at the scene after allegedly smacking the egg onto the left-wing...

UK trade official sees hope in Brexit hard-liners' proposals

Mar. 3, 2019 3:39 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's international trade secretary on Sunday welcomed proposals drawn up by hard-line Brexit supporters that outline what it would take for them to support Prime Minister Theresa May's deal with the European Union. Liam Fox told the BBC that the European Research Group's proposals,...

UK Labour Party suspends lawmaker over anti-Semitism remarks

Feb. 27, 2019 12:50 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — Britain's main opposition Labour Party says it has suspended a lawmaker who was filmed telling a meeting that the party had been "too apologetic" and "given too much ground" in its response to anti-Semitism allegations. Labour said Wednesday that Chris Williamson had been suspended from the...