On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum on leaving the European Union. England and Wales voted in favor of leaving the European Union, while Scotland and Northern Ireland voted against.
Brexit negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union officially kicked off on June 19, and are due to be completed by the end of March 2019.
The UK plans to slash EU immigration after Brexit, but the proposed measures could leave the country with a skills shortage, Dr. Catherine Barnard told Radio Sputnik.
The third round of Brexit talks is underway between the UK and the EU, and both sides are criticizing each other of lacking a constructive approach to the process. Sputnik Radio took a look into the future and talked with Dr. Rafael Leal-Arcas about what relations there could be between the two sides after the UK leaves the bloc.
As the newest round of negotiations on Brexit proceeded, the UK came under fire from EU authorities, who criticized its position as "unserious" and non-constructive. Sputnik Radio discussed the issue with the founder of the United Kingdom Independence Party Alan Sked, who explained what message the EU rhetoric actually sends to the UK.
Brexit negotiation processes have stalled as the EU considers all of the UK’s proposals unsatisfactory, and focusing on Britain’s separation payment and other immediate Brexit conditions rather than possible post-Brexit trade opportunities.
Big business and banks have more say in Brexit talks than ordinary UK citizens, a new report from the Corporate Europe Observatory and Global Justice says. Jean Blaylock, a policy officer with the Global Justice Now, told Sputnik that increasing corporate control is leading to a “Big Business Brexit,” not one that would benefit the whole country.
A number of UK companies are using the ongoing Brexit process to abuse the rights of their workers by freezing salary payments, refusing to pay bonuses or threatening pension schemes, the Unite trade union said Monday in a statement
Every third British Jew has considered leaving the UK over the past two years amid growing anti-Semitic sentiment in the country, a poll revealed on Sunday.
Elimination of customs barriers with the non-European markets will boost the UK’s economic growth, a report found, yet, the critics say, disruptions in trade ties with the European Union could bring more visible negative effects in the near-term.
The European Commission would "carefully" study Britain's proposal on setting up an interim customs agreement with the European Union, according to a statement issued by the Commission on Tuesday.
A group of anti-Brexit activists is expected to hold a number of mass rallies against the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union during fall, Evening Standard newspaper reported Sunday.
Three percent more people believe that UK Prime Minister Theresa May would still make a better leader for the country than opposition Labour party head Jeremy Corbyn, a poll showed Friday.
The leader of Northern Ireland's DUP Parliamentary Party considers demands of the Irish government to introduce a border with the UK at the Irish Sea.
The United Kingdom faces an "unacceptable risk" to public safety if the government does not find a replacement to the European Arrest Warrant (EAW) in time for the country's withdrawal from the EU bloc in March 2019, the Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee at the UK parliament said in a report Thursday.
A number of French banking companies will move some jobs to Paris in response to the French government's efforts to boost the city's attractiveness as a financial center, French Banking Federation (FBF) said Friday in a statement amid the ongoing Brexit talks.
The government of the United Kingdom has accepted that free movement of people for up to four years will be a part of the Brexit transition deal, media reported, citing a senior official.
The UK Government has been warned that there is still some time to prevent a severe hit to the economy, but only if it confirms a transitional Brexit agreement, and it must act soon. However, research reveals that many UK businesses do not have a plan in place for when Britain leaves the EU.