Brexit referendum

FILE - In this Wednesday, June 4, 2014 file photo, Britain's Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow he walks through Central Lobby before Britain's Queen Elizabeth II delivered the Queen's Speech at the State Opening of Parliament at the Palace of Westminster in London. A colorful era in British parliamentary history is coming to a close with Speaker of the House John Bercow’s abrupt announcement Monday, Sept. 9, 2019 that he will leave his influential post by the end of October. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham, Pool, File)
September 09, 2019 - 1:13 pm
LONDON (AP) — A colorful era in British parliamentary history is coming to a close with Speaker of the House John Bercow's abrupt announcement Monday that he will leave his influential post by the end of October. That means he won't be sporting his festive designer ties beneath his solemn robes or...
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FILE - In this May 12, 2017, file photo, the European Union's chief negotiator Michel Barnier, third from left, and Charles Flanagan, center, Minister for Foreign Affairs walk along the Irish border close to Castleblayney, Ireland. With Brexit due on Oct. 31, 2019 and a costly no-deal a possible outcome, experts still do not know, or are reluctant to say, exactly what checks are likely at the Irish border. Nevertheless, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson remains convinced that a Brexit deal can be sealed with the EU in a few weeks. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)
September 09, 2019 - 10:52 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In announcing Monday that he hopes to break the Brexit deadlock by next month, Prime Minister Boris Johnson is seeking to solve in a matter of weeks a puzzle that has troubled European and British specialists for more than two years. Before negotiations on Britain's departure from...
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A view of St. Botolph’s Church in Boston, England, Saturday Sept. 7, 2019. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government’s advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain’s departure delayed and politicians deadlocked, Bostonians now feel frustration, fatigue and even fury. (AP Photo/Jeffrey Schaeffer)
September 09, 2019 - 7:27 am
BOSTON, England (AP) — Like its American namesake, the English town of Boston has a reputation for rebellion. Three years ago, almost 76% of voters in this eastern England town opted, against the government's advice, to leave the European Union, the highest pro-Brexit vote in the U.K. With Britain'...
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This Sept. 4, 2019 photo shows Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd in London. On Saturday, Sept. 7, 2019, Rudd said she has resigned from Prime Minister Boris Johnson's cabinet because "I cannot stand by as good, loyal moderate Conservatives are expelled." (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
September 08, 2019 - 5:11 am
LONDON (AP) — A senior minister who quit British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Cabinet said Sunday that the government is making little or no effort to secure a Brexit agreement with the European Union, despite Johnson's insistence that he wants a deal. Amber Rudd said "there is no evidence of a...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Darnford Farm in Banchory near Aberdeen, Scotland, Friday Sept. 6, 2019, to coincide with the publication of Lord Bew's review and an announcement of extra funding for Scottish farmers. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
September 07, 2019 - 4:23 pm
LONDON (AP) — Embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson suffered a new blow Saturday when a Cabinet minister resigned, saying she did not believe Johnson was sincere about getting a Brexit deal with the European Union. Work and Pensions Secretary Amber Rudd said in a letter to the prime...
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A bull bumps into a plain clothes police officer, left, while being walked by Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during a visit to Darnford Farm in Banchory near Aberdeen, Scotland, Friday Sept. 6, 2019, to coincide with the publication of Lord Bew's review and an announcement of extra funding for Scottish farmers. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 10:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's bedeviling Brexit dilemma intensified Friday, as opposition parties refused to support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for an election until he secures a delay to Britain's exit from the European Union — something he vows he'll never do. Johnson insists Britain must...
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Britain's Leader of the House of Commons Jacob Rees-Mogg reclines on his seat in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday Sept. 3, 2019. With Britain's prime minister Boris Johnson weakened by a major defeat in Parliament, defiant lawmakers were moving Wednesday to bar him from pursuing a "no-deal" departure from the European Union.(Parliament TV via AP)
September 06, 2019 - 7:25 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Brexit (all times local): 1:10 p.m. The European Union says it's still waiting for proposals from the British government on how to end its political impasse on Brexit, while talks about their stalled withdrawal agreement continue in Brussels. European Commission...
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EDS NOTE: OBSCENITY - In this picture taken Tuesday, Sept 3, 2019, a hand with the middle finger raised is painted over an EU flag, at right, on the trawler's front bulk-head of a fisherman boat in the port of Eyemouth, south coast of Edinburgh, Scotland. In their drive to uncouple Britain from the European Union, pro-Brexit campaigners have turned fishing into one of their battlegrounds. But while some seafood industry workers want out of the EU, others are alarmed at the prospect of losing frictionless access to EU consumers. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
September 06, 2019 - 4:48 am
EYEMOUTH, Scotland (AP) — In their drive to uncouple Britain from the European Union, pro-Brexit campaigners have turned fishing into one of their battlegrounds. But while some seafood industry workers want out of the EU, others are alarmed at the prospect of losing frictionless access to EU...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, meets with US Vice President Mike Pence inside 10 Downing Street in London, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. (Peter Summers/Pool photos via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 3:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — U.S. Vice President Mike Pence is used to standing next to a pugnacious, unpredictable leader with no filter and much-studied hair. On Thursday, he encountered another one as he met with embattled British Prime Minister Boris Johnson at No. 10 Downing Street, where the vice president...
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Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech to police during a visit to West Yorkshire in England, Thursday, Sept. 5, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson kept up his push Thursday for an early general election as a way to break Britain's Brexit impasse, as lawmakers moved to stop the U.K. leaving the European Union next month without a divorce deal. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
September 05, 2019 - 1:46 pm
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is pining for a general election in his attempt to make sure the country leaves the European Union next month. But whenever the election comes, he knows that he cannot take his constituency for granted. In Uxbridge and Ruislip, a leafy and fairly...
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