U.K. lawmakers reject Brexit deal in 432-202 vote

Jan 15, 2019
Uncertainty lies ahead of the planned British exit from the European Union on March 29.

Brexit looms — either with a deal or without

Jan 11, 2019
British lawmakers weigh the costs of leaving the EU without securing a deal.
Prime Minister Theresa May leaves Downing Street on March 23, 2017 in London, England.
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London's financial industry watches but says little on Brexit

Dec 10, 2018
The U.K.'s most profitable industry is cautious about airing its views on Brexit.
A Union Jack flag flutters in front of the Elizabeth Tower, commonly known as Big Ben, in London.
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Brexit in turmoil as May postpones Parliament vote on it

Dec 10, 2018
British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would seek “assurances” from the EU and bring the Brexit deal back to Parliament, but did not set a new date for the vote.
A man waves both a Union flag and a European flag together on College Green outside The Houses of Parliament at an anti-Brexit protest in central London on June 28, 2016. 

Many in the U.K. are rethinking Brexit as deal moves forward

Nov 26, 2018
Some businesses are among those wanting a second referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain in the EU.
A pedestrian shelters beneath a Union flag-themed umbrella near Big Ben and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the U.K.'s EU referendum vote.

After a difficult few months, Brexit negotiations begin

Jun 19, 2017
British Prime Minister Theresa May faces mounting pressure at home.
“Prime Minister May's authority has been shattered,” says Stephen Beard, Marketplace's London correspondent.
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For British whistle-maker, the future is cloudy after the election

Jun 9, 2017
'The politicians have got to get their act together,' says Simon Topman of the Acme Whistle Co.
About half the factory workers at Acme Whistle Co. are immigrants.
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Theresa May's political power is 'massively weakened' following UK snap election

Jun 9, 2017
The prime minister had been hoping for stronger support during her Brexit negotiations.
British Prime Minister Theresa May won the country's snap election, but she lost her parliamentary majority.

The party that could drive a 'radical centrist movement' in Britain

Jun 6, 2017
The Liberal Democrats are going nowhere in the upcoming U.K. election. Here is why The Economist is endorsing them.
An European Union flag and a British flag fly in front of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament.

Why the U.K. election is closer than expected

Jun 5, 2017
Despite recent terror attacks, voting is still about Brexit leadership.
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks at an election campaign event in Basildon, east of London, on June 1.