Britain could have a new prime minister by early September, the ruling Conservative Party said on Monday, after David Cameron started laying the groundwork for his successor to trigger the country’s exit from the European Union.
The shock and dismay that followed Britain’s decision to quit the EU has given way to quiet hopes that Brexit might somehow be avoided. Those hopes are not entirely groundless.
The Scots do not think there should be a second independence referendum, a poll showed on Sunday, days after Britain voted to leave the European Union despite strong Scottish support for remaining a member of the bloc.
Britain’s two main parties were in open conflict on Sunday after a vote to leave the EU triggered an attempted “coup” in the main opposition Labour Party and a bitter leadership contest in the ruling Conservatives.
More than one and a half million people have signed a petition calling for a second referendum, after “Leave” voters won a shock victory to pull Britain out of the European Union, an official website showed Saturday.
European leaders scheduled a day of meetings aimed at setting a quick timetable for Britain’s exit from the EU, a day after the historic Brexit vote.
Ratings agency Moody’s said Britain’s creditworthiness was now at greater risk after voting to leave the European Union, as the country would face substantial challenges to successfully negotiate its exit from the bloc.
Many Londoners were in “shock” and “despair” on Friday after waking up to discover that their country had voted to leave the European Union. One voter even described the outcome of the referendum as “a bereavement”.
Britons voted in a referendum on Thursday to leave the European Union. Following are answers to key questions on what will happen next in Britain’s relations with the bloc.
The huge victory for the Brexit camp might throw Europe off balance at first, but it will put an end to the ambiguities of the UK’s position in Europe, and force Europeans to reinvent themselves.
It’s often said that David Cameron is a lucky politician who has seemed to coast through politics on instinct and charm during a career that has culminated in six years as British prime minister. On Thursday, his luck ran out.
The UK and the European Union entered uncharted waters on Friday after the country voted to leave the political and trading bloc, according to projections by UK media. Follow all the news as it happens on FRANCE 24’s live blog below.
Britain has voted to leave the EU, the BBC said based on voter tallies from Thursday’s referendum, an outcome that would set the country on an uncertain path and deal the largest setback to European efforts to forge greater unity since World War Two.
Britain’s bitterly contested referendum on whether to quit the European Union was too close to call on Friday as partial results showed a deeply divided nation, while the pound was hammered on growing market fears of a “Brexit”.
The pound dived in early Asian trading Friday, tumbling from 2016 highs as initial results of Britain’s European Union membership vote suggested the race was much closer than expected.
Thousands of people gathered Wednesday in Paris, London and other cities around the world on the eve of Britain’s EU referendum to mark what would have been the 42nd birthday of murdered British MP Jo Cox.
British police swooped in to stop a group that wanted to hand out hundreds of freshly baked croissants to London commuters as an act of friendship ahead of the vote on whether to remain in the European Union.
Rival sides in Britain’s referendum on European Union membership clashed in a passionate debate to the roars of an audience of six thousand in a London concert arena.
Lawmaker Jo Cox, who was shot and stabbed a week before Britain’s referendum on European Union membership, died because of her political views and had been deeply troubled by the tone of the campaign, her husband said on Tuesday.
Reeling from the murder of MP Jo Cox, the EU referendum campaigns resumed Sunday, with just four days to go until the critical vote that will shape Britain’s future.