Brexit referendum

The Speaker of the House of Commons John Bercow speaks to lawmakers during an election debate in the House of Commons, London, Monday Oct. 28, 2019. Lawmakers on Monday rejected Johnson's call for a December national election, in the hope of breaking the political deadlock over Brexit. (Jessica Taylor/House of Commons via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 6:28 am
LONDON (AP) — It's last or-derrrs for John Bercow. The speaker of Britain's House of Commons has become a global celebrity for his loud ties, even louder voice and star turn at the center of Britain's Brexit drama. On Thursday he is stepping down after 10 years in the job. Some lawmakers are sad to...
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Britain's Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during the launch of Labour candidate Pamela Fitzpatrick's general election campaign, at the Flash Music Theatre, in Edgware, England, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. (Victoria Jones/PA via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 5:02 am
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Labour Party leader is set to kick off the party's election campaign, focusing on economic and social issues rather than Brexit. Jeremy Corbyn, during a Thursday speech in London, is expected to say that Labour plans to take on the "vested interests" by targeting tax dodgers...
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Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell speaks during a news conference in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. The Federal Reserve cut rates for the third time this year. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
October 30, 2019 - 5:52 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve cut short-term interest rates Wednesday for a third time this year to try to support the economy. But it signaled that it plans no further cuts unless it sees clear evidence that the economic outlook has worsened. For now, Chairman Jerome Powell sounded a...
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European Union chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier attends a debate on post-Brexit relations with United Kingdom at the European Parliament in Brussels, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. A respected British think tank slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Wednesday, concluding that the economy would be 3.5% smaller over the next decade compared with staying in the European Union. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
October 30, 2019 - 1:04 pm
BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator is warning that the risk of having Britain leaving the 28-nation bloc without a ratified deal still remains. Michael Barnier said during a speech in Brussels that a no-deal Brexit "could happen at the end of January" if British lawmakers...
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Flags fly outside Parliament in London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. 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. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 30, 2019 - 12:40 pm
LONDON (AP) — Finally, Britain's political ice floes are moving. After three years of Brexit impasse, an election in six weeks may break the logjam. Or it may just rearrange the ice pack, keeping the U.K. trapped half in and half out of the European Union. Official campaigning for the Dec. 12 poll...
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A workman sweeps up leaves in front of 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. 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. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 30, 2019 - 8:36 am
LONDON (AP) — A respected British think tank slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal on Wednesday, concluding that the economy would be 3.5% smaller compared with staying in the European Union. The study by the National Institute of Economic and Social Research says the agreement would...
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A workman sweeps up leaves in front of 10 Downing Street in London, Wednesday, Oct. 30, 2019. 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. (AP Photo/Kirsty Wigglesworth)
October 30, 2019 - 6:19 am
LONDON (AP) — A respected British think tank has slammed Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, concluding that the economy would be 3.5% smaller compared with staying in the European Union. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research study released Wednesday says the agreement...
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Flags of Brexit protestors displayed outside parliament in London, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
October 30, 2019 - 4:56 am
LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn are likely to trade barbs over Brexit and public spending Wednesday when they face off in Parliament for the last time before a Dec. 12 general election. The House of Commons on Tuesday approved an early election...
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In this photo provided by the UK Parliament, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks during the debate on the Early Parliamentary General Election Bill in the House of Commons, London, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. After months of stalemate in Parliament, Britain appeared on course Tuesday for an early general election that could break the country's political deadlock over Brexit. Opposition lawmakers backed in principle the government's request to send voters to the polls in December —though Prime Minister Boris Johnson still faced a tussle over the exact date. (UK Parliament/Jessica Taylor via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 4:37 pm
LONDON (AP) — 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 that...
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A man arranges Union flags and an Ulster Banner outside the Houses of Parliament on the day that Members of Parliament debated whether or not to hold a General Election to resolve the Brexit deadlock, in London, Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. Britain appeared on course Tuesday for an early general election that could break the country's political deadlock over Brexit, after the main opposition Labour Party said it would agree to the government's request to send voters to the polls in December. (Luciana Guerra/PA via AP)
October 29, 2019 - 4:26 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on British politics and Brexit (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Britain is set to hold an early election on Dec. 12, after a bill authorizing the vote was passed by the House of Commons. Lawmakers voted 438-20 in favor of the bill to give Prime Minister Boris Johnson the early...
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