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Brexit looms over U.K. economy as Theresa May steps aside

Jun 6, 2019
Economists blame Brexit for low productivity
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May arrives for a European Union (EU) summit at EU Headquarters in Brussels on May 28, 2019.
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U.K.'s May says she'll quit as Conservative leader June 7

May 24, 2019
Theresa May admitted defeat in her attempt to take Britain out of the European Union and sparked a contest to become the country’s next prime minister.
Prime Minister Theresa May outside 10 Downing Street on May 24, 2019 in London, England. The prime minister has announced that she will step down on June 7.
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Is Britain's fast train project worth the investment?

May 6, 2019
Rocketing cost projections are scaring off some observers.
A "Stop HS2" sign posted on a tree.
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EU offers to extend Brexit deadline to Halloween

Apr 10, 2019
British Prime Minister Theresa May still has to agree to the offer.
Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May leaves after a press conference following a special meeting of the European Council to endorse the draft Brexit withdrawal agreement on Nov. 25, 2018, in Brussels.

U.K. lawmakers reject government's Brexit deal

Mar 29, 2019
U.K. lawmakers on Friday rejected the government’s divorce deal with the European Union for a third time.
Brexit supporters march in Fulham in the final leg of the March To Leave Rally on March 29, 2019 in London, England.
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May Day: UK Parliament rejects prime minister’s Brexit deal

Mar 12, 2019
Great Britain is without a plan just 17 days before the country's proposed exit from the European Union.
British Prime Minister Theresa May departs after speaking at a press conference after attending a special session of the European Council over Brexit on November 25, 2018 in Brussels, Belgium.
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How much Brexit uncertainty can the global economy take?

Jan 16, 2019
The turmoil of Brexit continued today with a no-confidence vote attempting to oust Prime Minister Theresa May. She survived by a margin of 19 votes. But the Brexit storm is hardly contained. It remains an uneasy, potentially expensive complication at a time when the world may not be able to afford it. So at what […]
Prime Minister Theresa May addresses the media after her government defeated a vote of no confidence in the House of Commons on Jan. 16, 2019 in London, England. 
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British Prime Minister May wins no-confidence vote, but is still beset by Brexit

Jan 16, 2019
The narrow victory comes a day after her European Union divorce deal was rejected.
British Prime Minister Theresa May in 2017 signs the official letter to the European Council invoking Article 50 and the United Kingdom's intention to leave the EU.
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