Brexit referendum

Conservative party leadership contender Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Monday June 17, 2019. Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
June 17, 2019 - 9:23 am
LONDON (AP) — Contenders for leadership in Britain's Conservative Party jostled for attention Monday as the race narrowed into a contest to seize the mantle of challenger to front-runner Boris Johnson. With Johnson solidly ahead after winning 114 of the 313 votes in first-round voting among party...
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A poster is brandished during a public demonstration as Conservative party leadership contender Rory Stewart arrives at the television studios ahead of a scheduled live television debate for the Conservative Party leadership candidates, in London, Sunday June 16, 2019. Five out of the six candidates will appear in the first TV debate, with Boris Johnson declining to take part, although other candidates accuse him of trying to avoid scrutiny. (Yui Mok/PA via AP)
June 16, 2019 - 3:31 pm
LONDON (AP) — Candidates seeking to beat Boris Johnson and become Britain's next prime minister accused the Brexit-backing front runner of trying to avoid scrutiny after he refused to take part in a televised debate alongside his five rivals Sunday. "Where is Boris?" Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt...
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British Conservative party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves home in south London, Friday, June 14, 2019. Johnson is a leading candidate in the Conservative Party leadership campaign to be the next British Prime Minister. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
June 14, 2019 - 6:42 am
LONDON (AP) — One of seven contenders to replace Prime Minister Theresa May quit the Conservative Party leadership race on Friday, as front-runner Boris Johnson was accused of trying to dodge media scrutiny. Health Secretary Matt Hancock said after the first round of voting, it was clear he did not...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Monday, April 1, 2019, Britain's lawmaker Chuka Umunna arrives at 10 Downing Street for a knife crime summit in London. Umunna quit the Labour Party earlier this year to help form a pro-European new political party, but has now moved to join the centrist Liberal Democrats, and is quoted Friday June 14, 2019, in The Times of London, saying the Lib Dems are best placed to stop Brexit.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein, FILE)
June 14, 2019 - 4:38 am
LONDON (AP) — A prominent British lawmaker who quit the Labour Party to try to form a new pro-European political force has moved on again, this time joining the centrist Liberal Democrats. Chuka Umunna's move is the latest sign of Brexit-driven cracks in Britain's established political order...
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June 13, 2019 - 12:45 pm
LONDON (AP) — British police say they are "assessing" a comedian's joke about throwing battery acid at politicians, a quip that was condemned by Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage. Discussing recent milkshake-hurlings at politicians including Farage, Jo Brand said on a BBC radio comedy show: "'Why...
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Britain's Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson gestures as he speaks during the official launch of his leadership campaign, in London, Wednesday June 12, 2019. Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 13, 2019 - 9:29 am
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson took a commanding lead Thursday in the contest to become Britain's next prime minister, winning by far the largest share of support in first-round voting by Conservative Party lawmakers. Johnson, a former foreign secretary and leading Brexit campaigner, secured 114 of...
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Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon speaks during an event in Brussels Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is in Brussels Tuesday to meet with European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier and European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)
June 13, 2019 - 2:08 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon says Brexit and the "horror show" of the British government leadership contest are signs that Scotland needs to chart a different future path, probably outside the United Kingdom. Sturgeon said Tuesday that "increasingly, Scotland and the U...
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Britain's Conservative MP Rory Stewart launches his campaign to become leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party and Prime Minister at the Underbelly Festival on the south bank of the River Thames, central London. Tuesday June 11, 2019. A longshot candidate, International Development Secretary Stewart has seen his profile soar with a savvy campaign that saw him travelling the country talking to voters, and producing endearingly amateurish social media videos. (Isabel Infantes/PA via AP)
June 12, 2019 - 1:44 pm
LONDON (AP) — The populist and the pragmatist: of the 10 candidates running to become Britain's next prime minister, they're the ones generating most of the buzz. The populist is former Boris Johnson, who ran London as mayor for eight years until 2016 and then became Britain's foreign secretary...
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Anti Brexit campaigner Steve Bray shouts through his megaphone outside Conservative leadership contender press conferences, in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
June 12, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — British opposition lawmakers failed Wednesday in their latest attempt to ensure the U.K. can't leave the European Union without a divorce deal. The House of Commons voted 309-298 against setting aside a day later this month to try to pass legislation that would prevent a no-deal...
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British Conservative Party lawmaker Boris Johnson leaves his home in London, Tuesday, June 11, 2019. Britain's Conservative Party is holding an election to replace Prime Minister Theresa May, who resigned last week after failing to lead Britain out of the European Union on schedule. Former Foreign Minister Boris Johnson is currently the bookies favorite to replace May. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
June 11, 2019 - 9:57 am
LONDON (AP) — Boris Johnson solidified his front-runner status in the race to become Britain's next prime minister on Tuesday, gaining backing from leading pro-Brexit lawmakers. But he faced calls from his rivals to abandon his low-profile campaign strategy and start answering questions from...
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