2016 UK referendum - updates

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Brexit talks have 'intense' 15-month window – EU negotiator

Nov 22, 2016 - 10:26 PM

If Britain triggers the two year divorce process in March 2017 as Prime Minister Theresa May has promised following Britain s June vote to leave then formal negotiations are unlikely to start until May 2017

British shoppers begin to feel post-Brexit pinch

Aug 17, 2016 - 10:20 PM

It looks probable that consumer purchasing power will be significantly diluted over the coming months warns an analyst

A pedestrian walks past a shop with a closing down sale promotion in Liverpool, north west England, on August 17, 2016.  From computers and cars to carpets and food, Britain's decision to leave the EU is beginning to hit consumers in the pocket, having already spread uncertainty through the property market. The consequences of the shock vote have so far been mainly theoretical, but recent data suggest that the country's tumbling currency is about to reach the High Street. The Office for National Statistics publishes retail sales figures for July on August 18, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / PAUL ELLIS

Theresa May to become Britain's next PM

Jul 12, 2016 - 9:34 AM

Theresa May will become the prime minister who leads Britain into talks to quit the European Union on Wednesday July 13

NEXT PRIME MINISTER. Britain's new Conservative Party leader Theresa May speaks to members of the media at The St Stephen's entrance to the Palace of Westminster in London on July 11, 2016. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

France, Luxembourg roll out red carpet for post-Brexit business

Jul 07, 2016 - 8:15 AM

The two European countries seek to welcome businesses hit by Britain s vote to leave the EU

BREXIT IMPACT. People walk across Oxford Circus as Union flags hang across Oxford Street in central London on June 27, 2016. File photo by Odd Andersen/AFP

Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage quits as UKIP leader

Jul 04, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Farage: The victory for the Leave side in the referendum means that my political ambition has been achieved

OUT (AGAIN). Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, delivers a speech in London on July 4, 2016, announcing that he was stepping down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Ben Stanstall/AFP

British PM frontrunner vows to limit immigration

Jul 04, 2016 - 8:53 AM

Meanwhile a law firm warns Brexit needs parliament s backing to begin

British Interior Minister Theresa May addresses a press conference in central London on June 30, 2016. Frantzesco Kangaris/AFP

Pleas for pragmatism as EU charts post-Brexit future

Jul 03, 2016 - 8:10 PM

UPDATED The EU is facing an acid test perhaps the greatest in its history warns German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble

epaselect epa05395736 German Chancellor Angela Merkel (R) talks to German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble before delivering a government declaration on Brexit, at the German Bundestag Parliament in Berlin, Germany, 28 June 2016. Britons in a referendum on 23 June voted by a narrow margin to leave the European Union. EPA/KAY NIETFELD

British politicians battle to lead Brexit aftermath

Jun 30, 2016 - 11:30 AM

Britain s two main political parties are embroiled in leadership battles to decide who will lead the country through turbulent times in the wake of a vote to leave the European Union

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows British Prime Minister David Cameron (7L) take his seat as British opposition Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn stands at the dispatch box to address MPs in the House of Commons in London on June 29, 2016. PRU/AFP

EU leaves Britain out in the cold as PM race begins

Jun 29, 2016 - 4:08 PM

UPDATED European Union leaders assess the damage from Britain s decision to leave the bloc and try to prevent further disintegration

The British flag is being replaced by the European Union flag following the visit of British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Union Commission headquarters in Brussels on June 28, 2016. Thierry Charlier/AFP

Sturgeon to visit Brussels to defend Scotland's EU place

Jun 29, 2016 - 6:49 AM

UPDATED Sturgeon says she is utterly determined to protect Scotland as she obtained a formal mandate for direct talks with the European Union institutions at an emergency session of the Scottish parliament

Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon (R) during an emergency cabinet meeting at Bute House in Edinburgh, Scotland, Britain, June 25, 2016. Jane Barlow/EPA

Britain's parties in leadership tumult after Brexit shock

Jun 28, 2016 - 8:20 PM

Opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn faces a no confidence vote from Labour MPs while the Conservatives eye either Theresa May or Boris Johnson as David Cameron s successor

Brexit's direct effect on PH 'not substantial' – NEDA

Jun 28, 2016 - 6:20 PM

From trade to tourism direct Philippine exposure to the United Kingdom s economy is minimal

Brexit won't impact 'Game of Thrones' – HBO

Jun 28, 2016 - 3:18 PM

Analysts have argued that since Game of Thrones films in Northern Ireland in the UK and is partly funded by European grant programs there would be an expected impact on the show s production HBO debunks this

FILMING 'GAME OF THRONES.' After a historic referendum in which the UK voted to leave the EU, analysts have warned of potential impacts on the film & TV industry who have mounted productions in the UK – including 'Game of Thrones.' Photo shows a moment behind the scenes with actors Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Alfie Allen (Theon Greyjoy). Photo by Helen Sloan/HBO, courtesy of HBO Asia

British business sectors in Brexit firing line

Jun 28, 2016 - 12:35 PM

Here s a look at the potential impact of the Brexit on banks airlines and carmakers

epa05129580 A sign outside a branch of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) in central London, Britain, 27 January 2016. The Royal Bank of Scotland plans to set aside another 2.5 billion pounds (3.6 billion dollars) to 'clean up' liabilities for mis-sold insurance and claims related to mortgage-backed securities in the United States, a move expected push the bank to record a loss in 2015. EPA/WILL OLIVER

Britain wins Brexit breathing space at gloomy EU summit

Jun 28, 2016 - 8:29 AM

3rd UPDATE Donald Tusk agrees to give Britain time for the dust to settle but Jean Claude Juncker warns the country does not have months to meditate

epa05395855 British Prime Minister David Cameron (L) is welcomed by European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker (R) prior to a meeting in Brussels, Belgium, 28 June 2016. EU leaders meet in Brussels on 28 June for the first time since the British referendum, in which 51.9 percent voted to leave the European Union (EU). EPA/OLIVIER HOSLET

Britain scrambles to contain Brexit turmoil

Jun 27, 2016 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED George Osborne: In my judgement we should only do that when there is a clear view about what new arrangements we are seeking with our European neighbors

British Chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne makes a statement at the Treasury in London on June 27, 2016, following the pro-Brexit outcome of the June 23 EU referendum. Stefan Rousseau/AFP

Australia to team up with New Zealand on Brexit fallout

Jun 27, 2016 - 2:18 PM

The trans Tasman neighbors have been rattled by the British public s decision to leave the European bloc

This file photo taken on June 13, 2016 shows Pro-Brexit depicting a Union flag merged with the EU flag, fly from a fishing boat moored in Ramsgate, south-east England. Chris J Ratcliffe/AFP

Australian conservatives edge ahead in Brexit shadow

Jun 27, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Australia s ruling party used the Brexit vote to warn against voting for Labor in upcoming elections

People hand out how-to-vote pamphlets outside a polling station in Sydney's central business district on June 27, 2016, which is open to voters who will be absent on election day. William West/AFP

British politics in turmoil as Brexit talks loom

Jun 27, 2016 - 6:29 AM

Britain s political crisis deepens amid party infighting in London and new polls showing bolstered support for Scottish independence

People walk over Westminster Bridge wrapped in Union flags, towards the Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) and The Houses of Parliament in central London on June 26, 2016. Odd Andersen/AFP

Australia PM vows stability to counter Brexit chaos

Jun 26, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull urges voters to re elect his coalition government on July 2

PROMISE. Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull reacts after addressing party members at the Coalition Campaign Launch in Sydney on June 26, 2016. Lukas Coch/Pool/AFP

Brexit: Nobody loves a bureaucracy

Jun 26, 2016 - 11:10 AM

Slow legalistic elitist humorless – nobody really wants the kind of dull faceless cooperation that the EU currently has on offer

A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, January 29, 2016. Photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Pasca Brexit, akan ada referendum ulang?

Jun 26, 2016 - 2:11 AM

Lebih dari 2 juta warga menandatangani petisi resmi untuk mengulang referendum

BREXIT. Halaman depan surat kabar Inggris Evening Standard mengumumkan perpisahan Britania Raya dengan Uni Eropa. Foto oleh Andy Rain/EPA

Fil-Brit voters react to Brexit

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:45 PM

Some express confidence that Britain will survive well outside the European Union but others are worried for the country s future

BREXIT. The EU referendum was a razor-tight race that bitterly divided the UK

Grey Brexit vote angers younger Britons

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:26 PM

A 12 000 strong survey of referendum voters found that 73 of 18 24 year olds and 62 of 25 34 year olds had voted Remain while 60 of people aged over 65 had voted Leave

NO TO BREXIT. Protestors gather outside N10 Downing Street on the day British Prime Minister David Cameron announcing his resignation after losing the vote in the EU Referendum outside N10 Downing Street in London, Britain, June 24, 2016. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Philippine gov't on Brexit: Do not be complacent

Jun 25, 2016 - 9:00 PM

The Philippines says it has strong macroeconomic fundamentals that would cushion the impact of Britain s departure from the EU but adds there is no room for complacency

epa05383385 A British Union flag, commonly known as a Union Jack (R), flies next to a European Union (EU) flag, in London, Britain, 22 June 2016. Britons will vote on whether to remain in or leave the EU in a referendum on 23 June 2016. EPA/HANNAH MCKAY

Scotland seeks immediate EU talks to protect place in bloc

Jun 25, 2016 - 7:42 PM

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Scotland wants to seek immediate discussions with the EU institutions and other EU member states

Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, 12 April 2014, in Aberdeen. Andy Buchanan/AFP

Europe demands quick divorce from divided Britain

Jun 25, 2016 - 6:53 PM

UPDATED European powers urge Britain not to delay amid fears of a domino effect of exit votes in euroskeptic member states that could imperil the integrity of the bloc

GLOOM. A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near the Big Ben clock face and the Elizabeth Tower at the Houses of Parliament in central London on June 25, 2016, following the pro-Brexit result of the UK's EU referendum vote. Justin Tallis/AFP

1.5 million sign UK petition for second EU vote

Jun 25, 2016 - 6:13 PM

4th UPDATE Signatories to the petition appeared to be mostly in Edinburgh and London both of which voted heavily in favor of Remain

SECOND EU VOTE? The Flag of the European Union flies outside of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France on June 30, 2014. Photo by Patrick Seeger/EPA

Anatomy of Brexit: A divided kingdom

Jun 25, 2016 - 2:45 PM

Here are the key voting trends from the referendum

BREXIT. Copies of the London daily newspaper the Evening Standard run the Brexit story on its front page in London, Britain, June 24, 2016. Photo by Andy Rain/EPA

European leaders to discuss EU future after Brexit shock

Jun 25, 2016 - 2:09 PM

The foreign ministers of the 6 founding members of the European Union begin a series of crisis meetings over the coming week in the aftermath of Brexit

BREXIT. A Union Jack flag flutters next to European Union flags ahead a visits of the British Prime Minister David Cameron at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium on January 29. File photo by Laurent Dubrule/EPA

Central banks move to reassure markets after Brexit

Jun 25, 2016 - 11:00 AM

Britain s decision to leave the EU – following a bitterly contested referendum – has rocked global stock markets and sent the pound crashing to its lowest level in more than 3 decades

AFTER BREXIT. This file photo shows a Euro symbol projected onto the European Central Bank (ECB) in Frankfurt am Main, Germany March 12, 2016. File photo by Boris Roessler/EPA

Next steps for EU after Brexit

Jun 25, 2016 - 12:30 AM

What s next for the European Union after Brexit?

The Union flag (R) and European Union flag (L) hang over Europa House in London, Britain, 17 January 2013. EPA/ANDY RAIN

Brexit vote puts Britain's unity in question

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:02 PM

Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon said the result put an independence referendum on the table adding that it was highly likely within two years

A Unionist holds the Union jack (L) and the Saltire flag during a march of the Orange Order in a show of solidarity for the Union of Britain in Edinburgh, Scotland, 13 September 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

Celebrities react to UK voting to leave the European Union

Jun 24, 2016 - 10:54 PM

Entertainment personalities such as James Corden JK Rowling Hugh Laurie and Ellie Goulding comment on the Brexit results

File photos by Will Oliver, Andy Rain and Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA; Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic for HBO (Lena Headey)

Trump hails Brexit vote on visit to Scotland

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:38 PM

People want to take their country back they want independence the presumptive Republican presidential nominee says

TRUMP. Republican Presidential hopeful Donald Trump during a rally in Nashua, New Hampshire, USA 28 December 2015. EPA/CJ GUNTHER

Euroskeptics cry victory, demand Nexit, Frexit votes

Jun 24, 2016 - 8:00 PM

There are growing fears the British vote could trigger a domino effect threatening the core of the European project

The Union Flag (L) next to the EU flag (R) near Westminster in London, Britain, 26 May 2015. EPA/FACUNDO ARRIZABALAGA

Shocked EU tells Britain to leave quickly

Jun 24, 2016 - 6:37 PM

UPDATED We now expect the United Kingdom government to give effect to this decision of the British people as soon as possible however painful that process may be EU chiefs say

Philippine stocks, peso fall on Brexit victory

Jun 24, 2016 - 5:41 PM

Stock analysts say local and foreign investors cash in gains as they were surprised by the decision

RISK AVERSION. Philippine stocks were offloaded as risk off sentiment dominated in reaction to the Brexit

Shocked EU vows unity after Brexit vote

Jun 24, 2016 - 4:46 PM

Leaders warn of a difficult divorce a sign that Britain will win few concessions in negotiating life outside the circle of the other 27 members of the bloc

BREXIT AND THE EU. A London Black taxi driver flies a British flag as he drives through a street in central London, Britain, June 24, 2016. Photo by Hannah McKay/EPA

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Pound plunges, stock markets in turmoil on Brexit vote

Jun 24, 2016 - 11:31 AM

UPDATED Sterling hit a 31 year low crashing 10 to 1 3229 at one point and the euro also plummeted against the US currency

A close-up of a mixture of British five, ten and twenty pound notes in London, Britain, September 8, 2014. Andy Rain/EPA

UK votes to leave the European Union

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:12 AM

11th UPDATE Britain will be the first country to leave in the history of the EU the culmination of decades of suspicion over European aims of creating an ever closer political union

LONG NIGHT. Staff count ballot papers at the Glasgow count center at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23, 2016 after polls closed in the referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU). Robert Perry/AFP

In or out? UK decides on EU membership

Jun 23, 2016 - 2:32 PM

3rd UPDATE The once in a generation referendum asks: Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?

A British Union flag, commonly known as a Union Jack, flies in in front of the landmark Big Ben, in London, Britain, June 22, 2016.  Hannah McKay/EPA

Fil-Brits vote in historic, tight EU referendum

Jun 23, 2016 - 10:04 AM

For many Filipino British the EU Referendum is a difficult vote with the economy immigration and the National Health Services NHS among the key issues to consider

REMAIN LEADS IN POLLS. Filipino-British lawyer Amelia Ilado says EU is beneficial to the UK economy

Brexit: Key facts on polling day

Jun 23, 2016 - 8:54 AM

Here is some key information about the EU referendum from the question on the ballot paper to when the results are likely to start coming in

The Union and European Union flags fly outside City Hall in central London on the eve of the EU referendum on 22 June 2016. Leon Neal/AFP

Last push for votes as EU leaders warn over Brexit

Jun 23, 2016 - 1:01 AM

UPDATED Opinion polls indicate a tiny lead for the Remain camp led by Prime Minister David Cameron The result is too close to call however and his own career is on the line

STAY OR GO? British Labor party leader Jeremy Corbyn delivers a speech at a 'Vote Remain' event in London, Britain, 22 June 2016. Photo by Will Oliver/EPA

Big business raises Brexit alarm on eve of vote

Jun 22, 2016 - 9:30 PM

Britain leaving the EU would mean uncertainty for our firms less trade with Europe and fewer jobs say the chiefs of 1 285 companies in a letter

epa05382472 Participants display placards as members of the public take part in a 'Remain In' Rally in Trafalgar Square, Central London, Britain, 21 June 2016. Britons will vote on whether to remain or leave the EU on 23 June. EPA/HAYOUNG JEON

Liam Neeson warns Brexit would damage Ireland

Jun 22, 2016 - 10:19 AM

The Taken actor says that Britain leaving the EU is a step backwards economically for Ireland

LIAM NEESON. The actor warns against Britain leaving the European Union, saying that it could have a negative impact on the Irish economy. File photo show him at the presentation of 'Run All Night' in Madrid in March 2015. Photo by Angel Diaz/EPA

Rivals clash in heated Brexit showdown

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:27 AM

UPDATED It is the final opportunity for the two camps to win over voters with polls showing a razor tight race less than 36 hours before a vote that will shape the future of Europe

GREAT DEBATE. (left to right) Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson, Gisela Stuart, Energy Minister Andrea Leadsom, presenter David Dimbleby, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady get set for The Great Debate on the EU Referendum in at Wembley in London on June 21, 2016. Stefan Rousseau/AFP

Which way forward? Europe divided on post-Brexit path

Jun 22, 2016 - 6:00 AM

Whatever the results of the British referendum on whether or not to quit the EU heavyweights France and Germany – both founding members of the bloc – will find themselves under pressure to defend what s left of their vision for Europe

PRO-EU. Members of the public take part in a kiss chain at a stay in, pro EU Referendum event in Parliament Square, Central London, Britain, June 19, 2016. Britons will vote to stay or leave the European Union on 23 June. Photo by Hayoung Jeon/EPA