Latest Brexit referendum News

The Latest: UK asks EU to re-do Brexit border compromise

Feb. 20, 2019 11:23 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on Brexit, Britain's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 5:20 p.m. Britain's foreign secretary says London needs a change "of legal significance" to the wording of arrangements meant to ensure that the U.K.-Ireland border stays open after Brexit, but...

UK politics fractures further as 3 Conservatives defect

Feb. 20, 2019 10:23 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Brexit-driven cracks in Britain's political party system yawned wider Wednesday, as three pro-European lawmakers quit the ruling Conservatives to join a new centrist group of independents. All the lawmakers are opposed to the Conservative government's determination to take Britain out of the...

AP PHOTOS: Where pro- and anti-Brexit forces collide

Feb. 20, 2019 8:06 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Few issues in recent years have generated the passion in Britain that the Brexit situation has, and the colorful debate has spilled over from Parliament to the grounds outside, traditionally a marketplace for ideas, protests and rallies. It is here that the true believers gather each day to...

Britain presses EU for Brexit compromise as clock ticks

Feb. 20, 2019 6:31 AM EST

BERLIN (AP) — Britain's foreign secretary said that securing an orderly Brexit is "of paramount importance" as he visited Germany on Wednesday, and insisted the UK can leave the European Union on March 29 as planned if a compromise deal is found. Jeremy Hunt was meeting officials in Berlin ahead of Prime...

8th lawmaker quits UK's Labour over anti-Semitism and Brexit

Feb. 19, 2019 5:43 PM EST

LONDON (AP) — An eighth lawmaker has quit Britain's Labour Party over its handling of anti-Semitism and Brexit, boosting a new breakaway group from the U.K.'s main opposition party. Joan Ryan announced late Tuesday that after four decades in the party she was leaving Labour to sit with the newly formed...

EU, UK to have more Brexit talks but key disagreement intact

Feb. 19, 2019 12:59 PM EST

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Tuesday warned British Prime Minister Theresa May that her trip to EU headquarters to seek an elusive breakthrough in Brexit negotiations stands no chance of success when it comes to her central demand for the divorce deal to be reopened. Reinforcing the message, EU...

The Latest: EU chief says Brexit talks give him no pleasure

Feb. 19, 2019 12:27 PM EST

BERLIN (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit negotiations (all times local): 6:10 p.m. The chief of the European Union's executive arm says he isn't enjoying the "demolition" work of Brexit. Asked if he derives more fun from Brexit talks with British Prime Minister Theresa May or trade talks with U.S. President...

A look at companies moving UK business in the age of Brexit

Feb. 19, 2019 11:18 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Honda's decision to close a plant in Britain comes at a time when businesses are worrying about the potential impact of the country's looming departure from the European Union. Here's a look at companies and organizations that have announced in recent months they would shift operations out of...

Honda to shut plant in Brexit-shaken Britain

Feb. 19, 2019 10:50 AM EST

LONDON (AP) — Japanese carmaker Honda plans to close its car factory in western England in 2021, a fresh blow to the British economy as it struggles with the uncertainty associated with leaving the European Union next month. The company announced the decision, which will imperil 3,500 jobs and possibly...

Lord Mayor of London: Brexit a 'short-term' issue

Feb. 19, 2019 12:18 AM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Brexit is a "short-term frustrating issue" that will be overcome in time, the Lord Mayor of London said Tuesday during a visit to Hong Kong to tout the British capital's attractiveness for business even with the looming threat of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal. Despite...