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It's Another Brexit Story. This One's a Big Deal
It's Another
Brexit Story.
This One's
a Big Deal
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It's Another Brexit Story. This One's a Big Deal

UK's Rishi Sunak strikes deal to wrap up a 'toxic' detail involving Northern Ireland

(Newser) - Yes, it is in one sense a not-so-sexy trade deal. And yes, it involves Brexit and "the numbingly dense language of trade rules," per the New York Times . But a breakthrough on Monday engineered by British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak is nonetheless being hailed as a major accomplishment....

No, Johnson Critics Say, the War Isn't Like Brexit

Both are about freedom, prime minister argues

(Newser) - "I know that it’s the instinct of the people of this country, like the people of Ukraine, to choose freedom every time," UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson said in a speech Saturday. "I can give you a couple of famous recent examples." One of those...

Royal Navy Gets Involved as Fishing Dispute Escalates

2 vessels sent to Jersey after France threatens to cut off electricity to Channel Island

(Newser) - The Channel Island of Jersey isn't part of the United Kingdom—but it is considered part of the British Isles, and the British government has sent in gunboats amid an escalating dispute with France. Two Royal Navy vessels patrol boats were sent to the island, which lies 14 miles...

Unrest in Northern Ireland Is Escalating

55 police officers hurt over the last week

(Newser) - Crowds from Protestant and Catholic communities hurled bricks, fireworks, and gas bombs at police and each other overnight in Belfast, as a week of street violence escalated. Police and politicians tried Thursday to calm the volatile situation in Northern Ireland, where Britain's exit from the European Union has unsettled...

Post-Brexit Trade Deal Approved With Little Time to Spare
An Orderly Brexit
Is Now at Hand

An Orderly Brexit Is Now at Hand

UK's exit from the EU will be complete Thursday; post-Brexit trade deal approved

(Newser) - Britain’s Parliament voted resoundingly on Wednesday to approve a trade deal with the European Union, paving the way for an orderly break with the bloc that will finally complete the UK’s long and divisive Brexit journey, the AP reports. With just a day to spare, lawmakers in the...

EU Nations Unanimously Approve Post-Brexit Deal

UK warns businesses of 'bumpy moments'

(Newser) - First came the Brexit trade deal. Now comes the red tape and the institutional nitty gritty. Four days after sealing a free trade agreement with the European Union, the British government warned businesses Monday to get ready for disruptions and "bumpy moments" when the new rules take effect on...

Right Before UK's Final Split From EU, 'the Deal Is Done'

Britain, European Union come to post-Brexit trade agreement, though how this will play out is unclear

(Newser) - After months of talks and at almost the last minute, Britain and the European Union struck a provisional free-trade agreement Thursday that should avert New Year chaos for cross-border traders and bring a measure of certainty for businesses after years of Brexit turmoil. With just over a week until the...

Boris Johnson Under Quarantine Again

UK PM, who's already had COVID, is 'fit as a butcher's dog' after meeting MP who's now sick

(Newser) - It's a key week for the UK's Brexit negotiations with Europe, but one of the most important players now won't be able to attend in person. CNBC reports that British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is once again in quarantine after he was informed he'd come into...

EU's Relationship With UK Just Took Another Hit

European Union is taking legal action on a bill that would allow Britain to ignore part of Brexit treaty

(Newser) - The European Union took legal action against Britain on Thursday over its plans to pass legislation that would breach parts of the legally binding divorce agreement the two sides reached. The EU action underscored the worsening relations with Britain, which was a member of the bloc until Jan. 31. Both...

Britons Toast, or at Least Accept, Brexit Day
Brexit Day

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...

This Is How EU Lawmakers Said Goodbye to UK
This Is How
EU Lawmakers
Said Goodbye to UK

This Is How EU Lawmakers Said Goodbye to UK

With a song

(Newser) - After endless debate , Brexit is now less than a day away. The divorce between the UK and the European Union formally takes place Friday, and members of the EU parliament marked the occasion Wednesday by joining hands for an emotional rendition of "Auld Lang Syne," notes Business Insider...

After Landmark Vote, 'Battle to Stop Brexit Is Over'

UK's House of Commons clears the way for exit from European Union

(Newser) - Britain took a big step toward the European Union exit door on Friday: Lawmakers gave preliminary approval to Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s EU divorce bill in a decisive vote that broke years of political deadlock over Brexit, per the AP . The House of Commons, with its Conservative ranks swollen...

Boris Johnson Hails 'Great Stonking Mandate'

Conservatives win historic victory in UK election

(Newser) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is celebrating what he calls a "huge great stonking mandate" to deliver Brexit after a landslide win for his Conservative Party in Thursday's election. The party won a majority of at least 76 seats in Parliament, its biggest since the 1980s, while the...

It's a Huge Day for Britain's Future

Voters go to the polls with fate of Brexit at stake

(Newser) - British voters go to the polls on Thursday, and if that sounds familiar, it's because this is the third general election in less than five years, notes the BBC . This particular vote, however, is considered one of the nation's most important since World World II, reports the AP...

That Famous Love, Actually Scene Now Stars Boris Johnson

His message is about Brexit and voting Conservative, though, not about love

(Newser) - Either because we've seen the real deal or parodies of it, most of us are familiar with what Mashable calls "the creepiest scene" from the 2003 movie Love, Actually, where the character played by Andrew Lincoln whips through a stack of cue cards proclaiming his love for the...

Hugh Grant Is Going Door to Door in December. Yes, Really

No, this is not a scene from 'Love Actually'

(Newser) - If you watched Love Actually and dreamily wished Hugh Grant would one day come knocking at your door, we have good news for you: He might. That is, if you live in London, where the actor is going door to door canvassing with anti-Brexit candidates ahead of the UK's...

Boris Johnson Kicks Off His Campaign With a Big Promise

And he finds a new way to ridicule opponent Jeremy Corbyn

(Newser) - The formal launch of the Conservative Party’s election pledges Sunday centered around the key plank of Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s campaign: making Brexit happen, the AP reports. Speaking to a friendly crowd, Johnson trashed his opponents—most notably the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, his prime rival—and...

Brexit Chaos Had an Impact on Tesla
Brexit Chaos
Had an Impact on Tesla

Brexit Chaos Had an Impact on Tesla

Automaker chose Berlin over Britain for its new factory

(Newser) - One consequence of Brexit: Tesla has chosen Berlin as the site of its first European factory. The UK was under consideration, but "Brexit made it too risky to put a Gigafactory in the UK," CEO Elon Musk told industry website Auto Express after making the announcement Tuesday night....

Boris Johnson Gets His Election
Boris Johnson
Gets His Election

Boris Johnson Gets His Election

UK lawmakers back December 12 election

(Newser) - Britons will be heading out to vote in the dark days of December after the House of Commons on Tuesday backed an early national vote that could break the country's political impasse over Brexit—or turn out to be merely a temporary distraction. Prime Minister Boris Johnson hopes electing...

A New Brexit Word: 'Flextension'
EU Agrees to Delay Brexit

EU Agrees to Delay Brexit

UK asked for a 'flextension' to Jan. 31

(Newser) - Looks like no Brexit this year: The European Union agreed Monday to delay Brexit until Jan. 31—making the concession just three days before Britain was due to become the first country ever to leave the 28-nation bloc. After a short meeting of diplomats in Brussels, European Council President Donald...

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