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Brexit Day Finally Arrives

Nation gives EU membership a low-key send-off

(Newser) - Britons counted down the hours Friday to their country’s departure from the European Union — some joyous, some sad, many just hopeful the divorce would mark the end of an anguished chapter in their country’s history. The 11pm London departure—6pm Washington time—comes 3½ years after the... More »

After Milkshake Dousing, a Big Win for Brexit Party Leader

Early results show party nabbing a third of votes in EU election

(Newser) - Veteran euroskeptic Nigel Farage said Britain should get set to leave the European Union without a divorce deal, after an election across the bloc saw his Brexit Party and pro-EU forces carve up the votes at the expense of the long-dominant larger parties. The UK's governing Conservative Party was... More »

Cops Tried to Keep Pol Safe. The Milkshake Came Anyway

Nigel Farage is latest UK politician to get doused

(Newser) - What the Daily Beast is calling the "highest-profile victim of milkshaking so far" has been doused. The victim: Brexit leader Nigel Farage. What "milkshaking" is: a recent phenomenon in the UK of right-wing politicians having the sweet, goopy drink thrown on them in protest. Farage's incident took... More »

New Name Surfaces in FBI's Russia Probe

The 'Guardian' says UK politician Nigel Farage is a 'person of interest'

(Newser) - The Guardian is floating the name of UK politician Nigel Farage as a figure in the FBI's Russia investigation. The newspaper reports that Farage—who was a big backer of Brexit, as well as a supporter of then-candidate Donald Trump—is a "person of interest" in the agency'... More »

Trump Breaches Protocol in Tweet About the Brits

President-elect names the man he'd like for ambassador to the US

(Newser) - Yet another unconventional move from the president-elect: On Monday night, Donald Trump tweeted that "many people" would like to see United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage "represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States." "He would do a great job!" Trump added.... More »

Top Brexiter Abruptly Makes His Own Exit

Nigel Farage quits as leader of UKIP, leaving UK leadership in more turmoil

(Newser) - The head of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage, resigned Monday as party leader, arguing that he's achieved his political ambition of having Britain leave the European Union. Farage was instrumental in the Brexit, reports the AP , championing the issue of immigration. A criticized campaign poster featuring thousands of... More »

At EU-UK Powwow: Frayed Tempers, Insults

Brexit leader Nigel Farage tells MEPs they've never had real jobs

(Newser) - Britain needs to negotiate an exit deal with the European Union and it is not going to be the result of cozy backroom deals, European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker warned at a special session of the European Parliament on Tuesday. "We cannot allow a long period of uncertainty. There... More »

UK Votes for Brexit

'Leave' side hails 'independence day'

(Newser) - The BBC , among others, has called it: The UK has voted to leave the European Union, sending shock waves through the EU and world economies. With almost all results in, the vote stands at 52% for "Leave" and 48% for "Remain," the Guardian reports. Signaling discord ahead... More »

Campaign Banner Downs UK Candidate's Plane

Nigel Farage hospitalized after light aircraft crashes

(Newser) - UK Independence Party candidate Nigel Farage had to be cut from the wreckage of an aircraft after his last-minute quest for votes in today's election ended in disaster. Farage, who was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries, had taken to the skies in a two-seater aircraft towing a party banner. The plane... More »

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