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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

Queen authorizes British PM to begin Brexit

Mar 16, 2017 - 7:23 PM

British Prime Minister Theresa May says she will address the British parliament to inform lawmakers that she has triggered Article 50 and an initial response is expected from the European Commission within 48 hours

AUTHORIZATION. Britain's Queen Elizabeth II leaves a Commonwealth Day Service at Westminster Abbey in central London, on March 13, 2017. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas / 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 government to appeal Brexit court ruling

Nov 04, 2016 - 12:23 PM

Brexit minister David Davis says the government would fight the ruling insisting that result of the referendum must be respected

APPEAL. In this file photo, Britain's new Prime Minister Theresa May speaks outside 10 Downing Street in central London on July 13, 2016 on the day she takes office following the formal resignation of David Cameron. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

Court deals blow to UK government's Brexit plans

Nov 03, 2016 - 6:25 PM

UPDATED Three senior judges say Prime Minister Theresa May s government does not have the power on its own to trigger Article 50 of the European Union s Lisbon Treaty the formal notification of Britain s intention to leave the bloc

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

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

Britain sets June date for historic EU referendum

Feb 20, 2016 - 8:20 PM

UPDATED The referendum campaign will be bitterly contested in a country with a long tradition of euroskepticism and a hostile right wing press with most opinion polls showing Britons are almost evenly divided

EU DEAL. British Prime Minister David Cameron leaves at the end of an extraordinary two days EU summit at EU headquarters in Brussels, Belgium, February 19, 2016. File Photo by Olivier Hoslet/EPA