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British PM candidates clash over Brexit in TV grilling

May 30, 2017 - 10:34 AM

Ten days before the snap polls on June 8 the two rivals separately faced wide ranging questions from members of the public before interrogations by veteran bulldog broadcaster Jeremy Paxman

ENTER STAGE. British Prime Minister Theresa May takes part in the 'May v Corbyn Live: The Battle for Number 10,' Sky News and Channel 4 event in at Sky Studios in London, on May 29, 2017. Stefan Rosseau/Pool/AFP

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Apr 02, 2017 - 1:04 PM

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Brexit triggered: UK launches 2-year EU exit process

Mar 29, 2017 - 7:28 PM

UPDATED After the historic triggering of divorce proceedings Brussels and London face months of monumentally difficult negotiations over outstanding bills immigration and future trade ties

TRIGGERING BREXIT. Tim Barrow, UK Permanent Representative to the European Union, hands a letter to EU president Donald Tusk formally notifying the bloc of the United Kingdom's intention to leave the group, at the EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2017. Photo courtesy @eucopresident / Twitter

British PM signs letter for Brexit with calls for UK unity

Mar 29, 2017 - 6:47 AM

The British government will then deliver the letter to European Union President Donald Tusk formally notifying him of Britain s intention to leave the bloc after 44 years of membership

SIGNED. British Prime Minister Theresa May signs the letter which will trigger Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, starting negotiations for the UK to leave the EU, at the Cabinet Room of Number 10 Downing Street, March 28, 2017. Photo courtesy 10 Downing Street

Britain to formally launch EU exit on March 29

Mar 20, 2017 - 7:53 PM

3rd UPDATE Brexit Minister David Davis: We are on the threshold of the most important negotiation for this country for a generation

BIG BEN AND THE EU FLAG. This file photo taken on February 20, 2017 shows a European Union flag flying in front of Elizabeth Tower, otherwise known as Big Ben, on February 20, 2017. Justin Tallis/AFP

UK Parliament backs Brexit bill

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:00 AM

The prime minister could then trigger Article 50 of the EU s Lisbon Treaty at any time starting two years of talks that will end with Britain becoming the first country to leave the bloc

BACKING EU. A protester draped in a European Union flag takes part in a protest in support of an amendment to guarantee legal status of EU citizens, outside the Houses of Parliament in London on March 13, 2017. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit bill delayed as Lords back EU nationals' rights

Mar 02, 2017 - 7:20 AM

In a major defeat for the government peers voted by 358 to 256 for an amendment requiring ministers to protect the rights of more than 3 million European citizens after Britain leaves the bloc

A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows a general view of the House of Lords Chamber at the start of the second day of The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill - Committee Stage, in London on March 1, 2017. PRU/AFP

British MPs approve first stage of Brexit bill

Feb 02, 2017 - 7:49 AM

Prime Minister Theresa May is under intense pressure to push the bill through quickly having promised EU leaders she would trigger Article 50 by the end of March

A video grab taken from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) in the House of Commons in London on February 1, 2017, shows MPs as they await the outcome of a vote on a bill to allow Prime Minister Theresa May to start pulling Britain out of the European Union. PRU/AFP

British MPs take first step to starting Brexit

Jan 31, 2017 - 8:29 PM

3rd UPDATE MPs are due to spend two days debating the bill which was published last week after the Supreme Court ruled parliamentary approval was needed before negotiations with Brussels could begin

In a still image taken from video footage broadcast by the UK Parliamentary Recording Unit on January 25, 2017 British Prime Minister Theresa May (L) answers a question during the weekly Prime Minister's Questions session in the House of Commons in central London on January 25, 2017. PRU/AFP

UK publishes draft bill on triggering Brexit

Jan 26, 2017 - 11:06 PM

The European Union Notification of Withdrawal Bill asks parliament to give Prime Minister Theresa May authority to start the formal mechanism by which Britain will leave the bloc

Judges rule UK parliament must approve start of Brexit

Jan 24, 2017 - 5:50 PM

4th UPDATE Majority of the 11 Supreme Court judges agree that the national parliament has to be consulted but lawmakers in Scotland Northern Ireland and Wales have no say

PARLIAMENT. People walk by the Houses of Parliament in central London on October 20, 2016. Photo by Ben Stansall / AFP

UK parliament 'very likely' to vote on post-Brexit deal

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:05 AM

Britain s parliament will very likely need to approve any official deal with the European Union following Brexit a government lawyer tells Britain s High Court

A young boy wrapped in a European Union (EU) flag stands outside The Royal Courts of Justice, Britain's High Court, in London on October 13, 2016, during a protest against the UK's decision to leave the EU. Adrian Dennis/AFP

British PM May challenged over right to implement Brexit

Oct 12, 2016 - 11:00 AM

The case reflects growing pressure from MPs themselves led by the main opposition Labour party for a vote on the terms of Britain s exit over fears of an abrupt departure from the single market

British Prime Minister Theresa May on the second day of the annual Conservative Party conference at the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, central England, on October 3, 2016. Oli Scarff/AFP