Latest Brexit referendum News

EU-UK talks, fishing threat kick Brexit back into high gear

Oct. 15, 2021 08:26 AM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Brexit brawl kicked into high gear Friday on sticking points over Northern Ireland and French fishing, coming almost a year after a deal on a free trade agreement was supposed to have officially sealed the separation between the European Union and the United Kingdom. ...

Great Brexit brawl: EU offers to improve N Ireland deal

Oct. 13, 2021 13:49 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — The great Brexit brawl headed into its next standoff Wednesday when European Union concessions to improve trade in Northern Ireland were likely to be deemed insufficient by the United Kingdom. The EU’s top Brexit official, Maros Sefcovic, proposed...

EXPLAINER: Why are UK and the EU still fighting over Brexit?

Oct. 13, 2021 13:18 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — “Get Brexit done” was British Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s slogan when he ran for election two years ago. Since then, the U.K. has pulled out of the European Union after more than four decades of membership and several years of wrangling over divorce terms. ...

Divorced UK and EU head for new Brexit fight over N Ireland

Oct. 12, 2021 12:53 PM EDT

BRUSSELS (AP) — It was late last Christmas Eve when the European Union and Britain finally clinched a Brexit trade deal after years of wrangling, threats and missed deadlines to seal their divorce. There was hope that now-separated Britain and the 27-nation bloc would...

Irish foreign minister warns of breakdown in EU-UK relations

Oct. 10, 2021 07:44 AM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Ireland’s foreign minister has warned that British demands risk a “further breakdown in relations” with the European Union ahead of talks this week aimed at resolving the impasse over the Brexit agreement. Simon Coveney posted the remarks on Twitter...

Boris Johnson brushes off UK woes, vows to transform economy

Oct. 06, 2021 10:53 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson shrugged off Britain's problems of empty gas pumps, worker shortages and gaps on store shelves as he told fellow Conservatives on Wednesday that the U.K. would emerge from Brexit and the coronavirus pandemic as a more productive and...

As ruling UK Conservatives meet, businesses clamor for help

Oct. 04, 2021 15:21 PM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — British Treasury chief Rishi Sunak promised Monday to deliver an economy based on “good work, better skills and higher wages,” as the governing Conservative Party tried to shrug off the U.K.'s economic turmoil as the growing pains of a thriving, self-reliant...

UK blames 'heavy-handed' EU for Brexit deal problems

Oct. 04, 2021 09:43 AM EDT

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Britain’s Brexit minister threatened Monday to trigger a contentious break clause in the U.K.’s divorce deal with the European Union — a move that would send the U.K.’s already chilly relations with its huge neighbor into a deep freeze. ...

Johnson eyes post-COVID economy as UK Conservatives meet

Oct. 03, 2021 13:24 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said he was ready to take “bold decisions” to rebuild the economy after the coronavirus pandemic as his Conservative Party met Sunday for its first annual conference since 2019. The Tory conference opened Sunday in...

UK extends truck driver visa program as fuel crisis persists

Oct. 02, 2021 12:00 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The British government has extended an emergency visa program for truck drivers as fuel shortages showed few signs of abating Saturday, particularly in London and the southeast of England. In an announcement late Friday, the Conservative government said...