Britain is holding a referendum on its membership of the European Union on June 23, 2016.
The EU's sluggish vaccine rollout and third COVID-19 wave, triggering new lockdowns on the continent, are lining up unfavourably against the "huge success" of the UK's rollout and progress towards reopening the economy, with some experts claiming there might be a growing appetite among some member states for ‘unfettering' themselves from the bloc.
Recent figures show that UK goods trade to the European Union plummeted 40.7 percent in January, according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), with imports dropping 28.8 percent since new trading rules between Britain and the EU came into force.
The UK and EU are set to begin negotiating a new future relationship in March, as Britain is about to finally withdraw from the bloc on Friday, 31 January, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson eying the ambitious deadline of 31 December 2020 for the completion of the contentious talks with Brussels.
As the World Economic Forum meets in Davos this week for the 50th time, Britain’s impending exit from the EU on 31 January is invariably reflected in statements and conversations between delegates as they look towards a new post-Brexit European dynamic.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson set a deadline of 31 December 2020 for the completion of talks on the UK’s future trade relationship with the EU, although details have not been released, reviving fears of nothing but a “bare bones” deal being achieved.
European officials have long criticised Brexit as the failure of Britain, but proponents of the withdrawal from the EU argue that failures by the EU prompted the move.
More than three years since the EU referendum, Britain’s Labour Party has yet to formulate its take on Brexit. Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, however, has pledged to stage another referendum to offer people a “final say” on Brexit. In a stark contrast to the 2016 vote, this proposed one would also enfranchise EU citizens resident in the UK.
UK Labour and opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference at the InterContinental in London on Monday, with UK prime minister Boris Johnson, Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson and others delivering their own debates on the future of a post-election Britain.
As parties across the UK political spectrum are making their election pitches ahead of the snap poll set for 12 December, PM Boris Johnson is hoping to win a majority to get his Brexit deal for taking the country out of the EU lawfully by 31 January.
The UK Parliament has finally agreed to hold a 12 December snap general election after Labour accepted that a no deal withdrawal from the EU had been taken off the table, but the issue of Brexit is set to dominate the six-week campaign.
In anticipation of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union, the government launched a major information campaign urging UK nationals living in and travelling to the EU to take steps to get ready for Brexit, including information on residency, healthcare, driving licences and passports.
While British lawmakers voted by a slim majority on 22 October to endorse Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill in principle, they rejected an accelerated timetable for debating it, with the UK now awaiting a decision from the EU on an extension beyond the current withdrawal deadline of 31 October.
According to research carried out by an SEO platform, three news websites viewed as pro-Remain account for over half of all Brexit-related search results.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson scored a major win in agreeing upon a new Brexit deal with the EU, but faces a new battle as the divorce settlement must pass the House of Commons before he can deliver his promise to leave the bloc on 31 October.
A new legal bid is seeking to effectively suspend the withdrawal agreement just one day before lawmakers are set to have a say on it.
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced that his country and Brussels have reached a “great new” Brexit deal, the text of which still needs the approval of the UK and the EU parliaments, against the backdrop of the crunch EU summit and the fast approaching 31 October withdrawal deadline.
Amidst hopes of a potential Brexit deal being announced ahead of a crunch summit in Brussels, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson seeks to deliver on his promise to take his country out of the EU bloc by the scheduled 31 October deadline.
London and Brussels are understood to be on the brink of reaching an agreement after British Prime Minister Boris Johnson made concessions regarding Northern Ireland. However, EU sources are reportedly concerned that there might be not enough time to solve the technical issues stemming from the new customs arrangement in the region.
British and EU Brexit negotiators met Friday morning in a last-ditch effort to restart talks on an orderly Brexit, as "promising signals" were reported to hold out a glimmer of hope that a deal could be inked just days before a crunch EU summit.
With the deadline for the UK to exit the European Union fast approaching, Brexit Secretary Stephen Barclay is meeting the EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier after a glimmer of hope has been offered by “constructive” talks between PM Boris Johnson and his Irish counterpart.