On June 23, the nationwide referendum on EU membership was held in the United Kingdom, in which 51.9 percent of voters said the country should leave the bloc. In early October, UK Prime Minister Theresa May promised to start the process of leaving the European Union in March 2017.
UK Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday called on citizens to ignore former Prime Minister Tony Blair’s anti-Brexit speech as showing contempt and doubting the intelligence of the electorate.
The United Kingdom's looming departure from the European Union is not inevitable and the UK public can still reverse the process once it finds out the costs of Brexit, former Prime Minister Tony Blair said Friday.
EU membership has been highly effective for the Irish economy and the access to the EU Single Marker and the Customs Union is vital for the country, Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny said.
Scotland has no veto over triggering of Article 50, its voting rejecting the Brexit bill is futile, and it would not remain in the European Union as an independent state either, UK Prime Minister Theresa May said Wednesday.
The UK withdrawal from the European Union may result in Britain's losing up to 30,000 jobs in the financial sector, while the remaining EU countries would be able to accelerate development of their financial markets and improve resilience against shocks, Bruegel think tank's report said Wednesday.
A trade deal between the United Kingdom and the European Union may be made within the two-year Brexit negotiation period and a good agreement is a priority for both sides, Latvian Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis told Sky News on the sidelines of an EU summit in Malta.
The first minister of Wales said he was not going to stand in the way of people who had voted to leave the European Union.
Jo Stevens said she believed Brexit was "a terrible mistake" and that she could not vote for the measure that would make it unavoidable.
The German chancellor called on the European Union to avoid disintegration.
The United Kingdom plans to introduce a bill into parliament for the government to launch a formal Brexit procedure shortly, UK's Brexit Minister David Davis said Tuesday after the UK Supreme Court rejected London's appeal seeking to trigger withdrawal talks unilaterally.
Leaving the European Union’s single market will have disaster consequences for the economy of the United Kingdom and will instigate Scotland to withdraw from the United Kingdom, member of the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade from the United Kingdom David Martin told Sputnik.
The United Kingdom's desire to leave the EU single market and partially leave the customs union but to keep tariff-free relations with the bloc is a negotiation strategy employed to examine Brussel's readiness for the dialogue on Brexit, the secretary general of the World Customs Organization (WCO), Kunio Mikuriya, told Sputnik Friday.
A hard Brexit outlined by UK Prime Minister Theresa May may have a profound impact on UK-Irish economic relations, bilateral trade, and will divide Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland with a "hard border," Lord Alfred Dubs, a member of the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee in the UK House of Lords, told Sputnik.
Britain will "reinvent" itself if it loses access to the European Single Market, according to the chancellor of the exchequer.
UK Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond said London and the European Union could hammer out an interim arrangement if Brexit is not completed in time.
Jeremy Corbyn slammed Theresa May's alleged intention to turn the country into a "tax haven".
The start of Brexit talks will not trigger a wave of hate crimes against EU citizens residing in Britain, Andrew Bridgen, member of the UK Parliament from the Conservative Party, said Thursday rebuffing previous comments by a UK official.
China hopes that the European Union will preserve its unity and integrity despite a decision of the United Kingdom to leave the bloc, Chinese Foreign Ministry’s spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday.
Downing Street stressed that ambassador Tim Barrow is a suitably heavyweight negotiator for the job.
The grounds for UK Ambassador to the European Union Ivan Roger's decision to resign early was his willingness to allow a successor to be appointed before the UK invokes Article 50, which is set to be done by the end of March, a UK government spokesperson said Tuesday in a statement obtained by Sputnik.
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