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The Latest: Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay

Oct. 19, 2019 5:19 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 10:15 p.m. The British government has formally asked the European Union for a delay to Brexit — but also sent a letter from Prime Minister Boris Johnson arguing against it. Johnson was forced to request a delay after Parliament voted to delay a...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay, but also letter arguing against extension

Oct. 19, 2019 5:10 PM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson sends EU request for Brexit delay, but also letter arguing against extension.

Parliament vote forces UK to postpone Brexit beyond Oct. 31

Oct. 19, 2019 3:48 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A defiant Prime Minister Boris Johnson said Saturday that he would resist attempts to delay Britain's departure from the European Union beyond the end of the month, though he appeared to have no choice but to seek an extension after Parliament postponed a decision on whether to back his...

Cheers erupt outside Parliament as Brexit delayed again

Oct. 19, 2019 12:26 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A sea of protesters was across the street from Parliament when word arrived that lawmakers in the House of Commons had forced another delay in Britain's protracted Brexit battle. Parliament Square, awash in European Union flags, erupted in cheers. "Fantastic news," said Paul Craddy, who had...

What's next after key Brexit vote is delayed

Oct. 19, 2019 12:08 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Parliament had been expected to vote yes or no Saturday to a new Brexit divorce deal, but instead Britain faces more wrangling and more delays. The latest delay was caused by a vote to withhold approval of the Brexit plan until the legislation needed to implement it has been enacted by...

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to have Britain leave the European Union by Oct. 31

Oct. 19, 2019 9:57 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he will push ahead and try to have Britain leave the European Union by Oct. 31.

UK Parliament votes to postpone decision on EU divorce deal, raising prospect of further delay to Brexit.

Oct. 19, 2019 9:52 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — UK Parliament votes to postpone decision on EU divorce deal, raising prospect of further delay to Brexit.

British Prime Minister tells Parliament new Brexit deal can heal rift in British politics.

Oct. 19, 2019 4:47 AM EDT
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister tells Parliament new Brexit deal can heal rift in British politics.

The Latest: Johnson seeks support for Brexit deal

Oct. 18, 2019 3:36 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 4:05 p.m. Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar has applied more pressure to British lawmakers to pass Boris Johnson's new Brexit deal, saying there is no guarantee European Union leaders would grant a further extension to the Oct. 31 deadline for Britain...

Johnson urges support for Brexit deal before knife-edge vote

Oct. 18, 2019 2:29 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson worked behind the scenes Friday to win enough support to push his new Brexit deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the way for Britain — finally — to leave the European Union in two weeks. His message to allies and opponents alike: Approve the...