Brexit referendum

Britain' Prime Minister Boris Johnson raises a pint of beer, as he meets with military veterans at the Lych Gate Tavern in Wolverhampton, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019 as part of the General Election campaign trail. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Ben Stansall/Pool Photo via AP)
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November 13, 2019 - 6:08 am
LONDON (AP) — A former Conservative Party Cabinet minister said Wednesday that giving the party a majority in next month's election would be "disastrous" for the U.K., in the latest example of how the Brexit debate has shattered traditional party alliances in this deeply divided country. David...
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Brexit party leader Nigel Farage campaigns in Hartlepool, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Hartlepool has elected lawmakers from the left-of-center Labour Party for more than half a century. But in 2016, almost 70% of voters here backed leaving the European Union. More than three years later, the U.K. is still an EU member, and loyalty to Labour has been eroded by frustration. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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November 13, 2019 - 2:13 am
HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Political parties in Britain's Brexit-dominated December election are battling to win working-class former industrial towns, where voters could hold the key to the prime minister's office. The English port town of Hartlepool is an example. People there have long felt...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019, former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at Georgetown Law's second annual Ruth Bader Ginsburg Lecture, in Washington. Clinton told the BBC on Tuesday Nov. 12, 2019, that she's “dumbfounded” the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics as the country prepares for national elections on Dec 12. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin, FILE)
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November 12, 2019 - 12:29 pm
LONDON (AP) — Hillary Clinton says she's "dumbfounded" that the U.K. government has failed to release a report on Russian influence in British politics before the country holds a national election next month. The former U.S. presidential candidate told British media that the public needs to know...
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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and Shadow Education Secretary Angela Rayner during a visit to the Scrap Creative Reuse Arts Project while on the General Election campaign trail in Leeds, England, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. British political leaders are swapping blame over floods that have drenched parts of England as the deluge becomes an issue in the campaign for the Dec. 12 election. (Nigel Roddis/PA via AP)
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November 12, 2019 - 7:27 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's Dec. 12 election and the country's impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 12:25 p.m. Even though the British government desperately wants to leave the EU, the bloc itself desperately wants a new U.K. Commissioner on its executive team,...
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Brexit party leader Nigel Farage speaks to journalists during an event as part of the General Election campaign trail, in Hartlepool, England, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
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November 11, 2019 - 1:19 pm
HARTLEPOOL, England (AP) — Brexit Party chief Nigel Farage changed course Monday, announcing that his party would not challenge Conservative candidates in nearly half of the U.K.'s districts, a tactical move that may make it easier for pro-Brexit forces to prevail in the Dec. 12 election. Farage...
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Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn adjusts his poppy, as he waits outside Islington Town Hall with Islington's Mayor Rakhia Ismail, ahead of observing a silence to mark Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of the First World War, in London, Monday Nov. 11, 2019. Britain's Brexit is one of the main issues facing voters as political leaders tour the country ahead of a General Election on Dec. 12. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP)
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November 11, 2019 - 10:00 am
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on Britain's national election on Dec. 12 and its impending departure from the European Union (all times local): 2:55 p.m. Labour Party chief Jeremy Corbyn has denounced the decision by Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage not to challenge the Conservative Party in seats it won...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, right, and leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn prepare to lay wreaths during the Remembrance Sunday ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall in London, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Remembrance Sunday is held each year to commemorate the service men and women who fought in past military conflicts. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
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November 10, 2019 - 9:10 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's biggest political parties traded allegations of financial recklessness on Sunday as they vied to win voters' trust on the economy ahead of the country's Dec. 12 election. The main opposition Labour Party accused the governing Conservatives of spreading fake news with an eye-...
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Scottish National Party (SNP) leader Nicola Sturgeon speaks at the launch of the party's General Election campaign, in Edinburgh, Scotland, Friday Nov. 8, 2019. The Scottish National Party is officially launching its campaign for Britain’s upcoming Dec. 12 election, with the SNP hoping to put Scotland a step closer to independence. (Andrew Milligan/PA via AP)
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November 08, 2019 - 9:12 am
LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party launched its campaign for Britain's Dec. 12 election on Friday, urging Scots to send its lawmakers to London in order to bring Scotland a step closer to independence. The party currently holds 35 of Scotland's 59 House of Commons seats, and hopes discontent...
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November 08, 2019 - 7:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German exports rose unexpectedly in September, official figures showed Friday, fueling speculation that Europe's biggest economy may avoid sliding into a shallow recession despite headwinds from the U.S.-China trade dispute and Brexit. Germany's statistics agency Destatis...
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Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn unveils the Labour battle bus while on the general election campaign trail in Liverpool, England, Thursday Nov. 7, 2019. All 650 seats in the House of Commons are up for grabs in the Dec. 12 election, which is coming more than two years early. Some 46 million British voters are eligible to take part in the country's first December election in 96 years. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
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November 07, 2019 - 5:00 pm
LONDON (AP) — The long-festering issue of anti-Semitism in Labour Party ranks is coming back to haunt Jeremy Corbyn in the first days of his election campaign to unseat Prime Minister Boris Johnson and take up residence at 10 Downing Street. Corbyn's bid for Britain's top job was sidetracked...
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