Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson tastes whisky during a general election campaign visit to Diageo's Roseisle Distillery near Elgin, north east Scotland, Thursday Nov. 7, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson told British voters Wednesday that they have to back his Conservatives if they want an end to Brexit delays, as he tried to shake off a rocky start to the governing party's election campaign. (Daniel Leal-Olivas/Pool via AP)
November 08, 2019 - 6:45 am
LONDON (AP) — The Scottish National Party is officially launching its campaign for Britain's Dec. 12 election — a vote it hopes will put Scotland a step closer to independence. The party currently holds 35 of Scotland's 59 seats in the House of Commons seats, and hopes discontent about Brexit will...
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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)
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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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)
November 07, 2019 - 2:20 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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Former British House of Commons speaker, John Bercow, speaks during an interview with Associated Press in London, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. John Bercow says Brexit is a historic mistake and the country should not be bound by the close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 07, 2019 - 10:47 am
LONDON (AP) — John Bercow is not a man of few words. And now that he has been freed from the enforced neutrality of his job as speaker of Britain's House of Commons, he has quite a few things to say. Brexit? A historic mistake. Donald Trump? A leader who has said "loathsome and despicable" things...
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Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to supporters at the University of Wolverhampton, England, Wednesday Nov. 6, 2019. Britain's three major national political parties wooed weary voters on Tuesday, all promising an end to Brexit wrangling if they win next month's national election — but offering starkly different visions of how to achieve that. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 10:11 am
LONDON (AP) — Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn's election campaign was hit Thursday by renewed claims that he is not fit to lead the country because of his tolerance of anti-Semitic attitudes. The criticism came from a former member of the Labour Party's inner circle who took the extraordinary...
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A pro-Brexit supporter demonstrates with anti-Brexit protesters behind him outside the Houses of Parliament on the final day of the lawmakers sitting before the start of the general election campaign in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 07, 2019 - 9:53 am
LONDON (AP) — The growth outlook for the British economy has deteriorated largely as a result of a gloomier global backdrop, the Bank of England said Thursday as it refrained from cutting rates in the run-up to a general election that could have huge repercussions on Brexit. Though waning fears of...
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Former British House of Commons speaker, John Bercow, speaks during an interview with Associated Press in London, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. John Bercow says Brexit is a historic mistake and the country should not be bound by the close 2016 vote to leave the European Union. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)
November 07, 2019 - 8:15 am
LONDON (AP) — John Bercow, the former House of Commons speaker who oversaw Britain's bruising parliamentary battles over Brexit, says leaving the European Union would be a historic mistake for the U.K., but it's not too late to reverse the decision. Bercow retired last week after a decade running...
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A pro-Brexit supporter demonstrates with anti-Brexit protesters behind him outside the Houses of Parliament on the final day of the lawmakers sitting before the start of the general election campaign in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 07, 2019 - 7:44 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England warned Thursday that the British economy will grow by less than it had predicted just three months ago as it kept its main interest rate on hold at 0.75%. The central bank appears to be waiting for more clarity over Britain's departure from the European Union,...
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A pro-Brexit supporter demonstrates with anti-Brexit protesters behind him outside the Houses of Parliament on the final day of the lawmakers sitting before the start of the general election campaign in London, Tuesday, Nov. 5, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)
November 07, 2019 - 7:13 am
LONDON (AP) — The Bank of England kept its main interest rate on hold at 0.75% on Thursday as it awaits more clarity over Britain's departure from the European Union. The decision by the central bank's nine-member Monetary Policy Committee was expected. However, two members surprised by voting for...
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Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures as he delivers a speech to supporters, during an event at the Washington Central Hotel, in Workington, England, Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (Danny Lawson/PA via AP)
November 07, 2019 - 7:03 am
BRUSSELS (AP) — In a victory for Brexit activist Nigel Farage, the EU's top court on Thursday annulled a decision from the European Parliament that demanded a political group linked to the British party UKIP reimburse tens of thousands in EU funds. The Alliance for Direct Democracy in Europe had...
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