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United Kingdom's planned withdrawal from the European Union

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Brexit is the withdrawal of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU), which is scheduled to take place on 29 March 2019 at 11 pm UK time, when the period for negotiating a Withdrawal Agreement will end unless an extension is agreed. There is an ongoing debate about leaving with a Withdrawal Agreement that has been ratified by both parties as an international treaty between UK and EU or leaving with no such treaty. On 14 March 2019, the House of Commons voted by a majority of 211 votes for the Prime Minister, Theresa May, to ask the EU for such an extension of the period allowed for the negotiation. Brexit follows the referendum of 23 June 2016 when 51.9 per cent of voters chose to leave the EU. Withdrawal has been advocated by Eurosceptics, both left-wing and right-wing, while pro-Europeanists, who also span the political spectrum, have advocated continued membership.

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European Union leaders were discussing Brexit delay options on Thursday evening, mulling an extension until May 7th but also considering one until the end of the..
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European Union leaders will offer on Thursday to delay Brexit until May 22 at the latest -- but only if Prime Minister Theresa May can turn around massive..
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The European Union will agree to hand Britain a Brexit delay until May 22 if its parliament approves the divorce agreement next week, according to draft..
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More than one million people have rushed to sign a petition on the British parliament's website calling for the government to revoke its divorce notice to the..
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French President Emmanuel Macron warned Prime Minister Theresa May on Thursday that Britain would face a disorderly departure from the European Union if she..
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If British Prime Minister Theresa May hoped a televised address late on Wednesday would help persuade wavering lawmakers to support her Brexit deal, it appears..
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There will be an extraordinary EU leaders meeting next week if the British parliament votes down for the third time the Brexit deal negotiated by Prime Minister..
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The European Union must do everything possible to ensure that Britain leaves the bloc in an orderly fashion, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of a..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday a short delay to Britain's departure from the European Union would give parliament time to make a final..
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British Labour opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn said after meeting the EU's Brexit negotiator that he will push ahead with Brexit and seek to renegotiate the..
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European Union leaders must show flexibility on Britain's Brexit plans given the "chaos" currently reigning in London, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said,..
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The March 29 deadline for leaving the European Union is looming and with no Brexit deal yet approved by parliament, it is expected to be a tumultuous few days in..
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The small Northern Irish party that props up British Prime Minister Theresa May's government is no closer to backing her EU divorce agreement as talks between..
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More than 700,000 people have rushed to sign a petition on the British parliament's website calling for the government to revoke its divorce notice to the..
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed readiness on Thursday to back a short extension to Britain's planned exit from the European Union, suggesting that the..
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EU leaders will tell Theresa May on Thursday she can have two months to organize an orderly Brexit but Britain could face a hugely disruptive ejection from the..
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The European Union could next week hold an emergency summit to offer a Brexit extension with potentially onerous conditions such as holding another referendum,..
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Prime Minister Theresa May has a good chance of getting her twice-defeated Brexit deal approved by parliament next week, a junior Brexit minister in her..
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The British parliament should be given the opportunity to find an alternative way to leave the European Union and lawmakers would support a Norway-style..
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Extending Britain's departure from the European Union until June is not a good idea as it would have to participate in the European Parliament election, Manfred..
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British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will travel to Brussels on Thursday to discuss an "alternative" Brexit plan with European Union (EU) leaders, including the..
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Delaying Britain's departure from the European Union is justifiable if there is a real chance of securing an orderly Brexit, German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas..
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European Union leaders meet in Brussels on Thursday to give Prime Minister Theresa May an offer to delay Brexit beyond March 29, on condition that she can..
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Prime Minister Theresa May made an impassioned appeal to British lawmakers to support her on Wednesday after the European Union said it could only grant her..
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Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she deeply regretted her decision to seek a Brexit extension from the European Union and she urged lawmakers, who..
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The European Union could grant Britain's request for a short Brexit delay if parliament votes next week in favor of a stalled departure deal, European Council..
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European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday he believed the EU should endorse a short delay of Brexit beyond March 29 if Britain's parliament..
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European Union leaders should cut British Prime Minister Theresa May some slack over her request to delay Brexit, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on..
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British Prime Minister Theresa May could indicate in a statement later that another defeat for her Brexit deal could mean a general election, Channel 4's..
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EU Council President Donald Tusk's comments that Britain could be granted a short delay to Brexit on the condition that parliament backs an exit deal next week..
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European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that granting Britain a short postponement of Brexit was possible on condition that Britain's parliament..
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France threatened to reject British Prime Minister Theresa May's request for a three-month delay to Brexit on Wednesday unless she can guarantee to get her..
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Parliament will have the chance to discuss a motion on Brexit on Monday, Brexit minister Stephen Barclay said, confirming government plans to set out a process..
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European Council President Donald Tusk said on Wednesday that granting Britain a short postponement of Brexit was possible on the condition that Britain's House..
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Britain's request for a delay to Brexit will be rejected by the EU if Prime Minister Theresa May cannot provide sufficient guarantees that her parliament will..
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A report by Le Point magazine saying that President Emmanuel Macron would veto any Brexit delay is "pure speculation", an Elysee official said on Wednesday,..
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Britain should use the delay it is seeking to Brexit to allow parliament to find a way through the current impasse, the opposition Labour Party's Brexit..
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German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Wednesday that he expected European leaders meeting at a summit in Brussels on Thursday to make a decision on how to..
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The impact of Britain leaving the European Union without a deal is expected to be significant in many areas, junior Brexit minister Chris Heaton-Harris said on..
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The European Commission opposes extending British membership of the European Union to June 30 as Prime Minister Theresa May proposed on Wednesday, according to a..
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