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Brexit Party fails to win first seat in UK by-election

Jun 07, 2019 - 12:43 PM

The result is a setback for the Brexit Party – founded by euroskeptic figurehead Nigel Farage only a few months ago – which came out on top in the European elections in May

Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage gestures as he arrives at a polling station to vote in the European Parliament elections, in Biggin Hill, south east England on May 23, 2019. Voting got under way in Britain early on Thursday in elections to the European Parliament -- a contest the country had not expected to hold nearly three years after the Brexit referendum. Ben STANSALL / AFP

Britain's Brexit Party triumphs in EU vote

May 27, 2019 - 10:25 AM

(3rd UPDATE) The populist party, founded just 3 months ago, has capitalized on public anger over delays to Britain's exit from the European Union, winning almost 32% with almost all votes counted

PRO_BREXIT. File photo of Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP). Photo by Ben Stansall

Britain's Labour launches EU vote campaign warning of 'Trump Brexit'

May 10, 2019 - 10:17 AM

Left-wing stalwart Corbyn urges supporters of a so-called no deal departure from the European Union to 'think it through'

Britain's opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn attends the launch of his party's European election campaign in Chatham, southeast England on May 9, 2019. Britain will hold elections to the European Parliament later this month regardless of what happens in ongoing talks with the opposition to pass a Brexit deal, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Tuesday. Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

UK PM survives confidence vote over Brexit deal

Dec 13, 2018 - 7:50 AM

The confidence vote follows British Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to postpone a planned vote in the House of Commons on the text, because she fears a crushing defeat

THERESA MAY. Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May makes a statement outside 10 Downing Street in central London after winning a confidence vote on December 12, 2018. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Brexit figurehead Farage returns to fight PM's plan

Aug 18, 2018 - 9:54 PM

The ex-UKIP leader calls British PM Theresa May's Brexit blueprint it a 'cowardly sell-out'

BREXIT MAN. In this file photo, Nigel Farage delivers a speech in London on July 4, 2016, announcing that he was stepping down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Trump backs Farage as British ambassador to U.S. – but there's no vacancy

Nov 22, 2016 - 3:15 PM

UPDATED Downing Street spokesman: There is no vacancy We already have an excellent ambassador

In this file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, listens to United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speak during a campaign rally at the Mississippi Coliseum on August 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Trump and his aides plan next moves as protests spread

Nov 13, 2016 - 11:49 AM

UPDATED Trump has sought to strike a conciliatory tone since his election sent a shockwave around the world

VISITING CAPITOL HILL. US President-elect Donald Trump (C) talks to the media with his wife Melania Trump after a meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell(R) R-KY on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on November 10, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

World leaders take stock of shock Trump win

Nov 09, 2016 - 5:55 PM

UPDATED Politicians from around the world offer both praise and cautious welcome to the new President elect Donald Trump

TRUMP. Republican presidential elect Donald Trump arrives for an election night party at the New York Hilton Midtown in New York on November 9, 2016. Photo by Mandel Ngan/ AFP

Trump finds anti-establishment ally in Brexit's Farage

Aug 25, 2016 - 1:37 PM

Farage at Trump rally: Folks the message is there The parallels are there

ALLIES. Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, listens to United Kingdom Independence Party leader Nigel Farage speak during a campaign rally at the Mississippi Coliseum on August 24, 2016 in Jackson, Mississippi. Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images/AFP

Pro-Brexit MEP Nigel Farage quits as UKIP leader

Jul 04, 2016 - 6:13 PM

Farage: The victory for the Leave side in the referendum means that my political ambition has been achieved

OUT (AGAIN). Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage, delivers a speech in London on July 4, 2016, announcing that he was stepping down as leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP). Ben Stanstall/AFP

UK votes to leave the European Union

Jun 24, 2016 - 7:12 AM

11th UPDATE Britain will be the first country to leave in the history of the EU the culmination of decades of suspicion over European aims of creating an ever closer political union

LONG NIGHT. Staff count ballot papers at the Glasgow count center at the Emirates Arena, Glasgow, Scotland, on June 23, 2016 after polls closed in the referendum on whether the UK will remain or stay in the European Union (EU). Robert Perry/AFP

Brexit battle on knife edge in last 48 hours

Jun 21, 2016 - 11:51 AM

UPDATED The prospect of a Brexit has raised fears of a worst case domino effect collapse of the European project born out of a determination to ensure peace on the continent after two world wars

A Union flags flies at half mast over Portcullis House in front of the clock face of Queen Elizabeth Tower (Big Ben) at the Houses of Parliament in honour of slain Labour MP Jo Cox in London on June 20, 2016. Niklas Hallen/AFP

'Harry Potter' author JK Rowling warns on Brexit, nationalism

Jun 21, 2016 - 10:29 AM

JK Rowling airs her views on the upcoming EU referendum and condemns Donald Trump and Nigel Farage in a blog post

File photo by Andy Rain/EPA

Campaigning for EU vote resumes after MP's murder

Jun 19, 2016 - 10:30 AM

UPDATED If you re not sure don t take the risk of leaving If you don t know don t go says British Prime Minister David Cameron on the Brexit referendum

MEMORIAL. Members of the public view the floral tributes left to murdered Labour MP Jo Cox at the statue to Joseph Priestley near to the location where she was killed, in Birstall, northern England, on June 18, 2016. Oli Scarff/AFP

Flotilla protest in London as Berlin warns on Brexit

Jun 16, 2016 - 9:24 AM

Prime Minister David Cameron s government warns that leaving the European Union in the referendum on June 23 will cause such economic turmoil that tax hikes and spending cuts will quickly follow

IN VS OUT. Campaigners to remain in the EU unfurl a banner on Westminster Bridge as a bus bearing the face of UKIP leader Nigel Farage and a message urging voters to leave the EU in the upcoming referendum sits behind it as they wait for a flotilla of boats from the group 'Fishing for Leave' to sail by on the river Thames in London on June 15, 2016. Niklas Hallen/AFP

Rivals clash, stocks hit ahead of Brexit vote

Jun 15, 2016 - 9:25 AM

Stock markets extended a global sell off after polls indicated increasing support for an exit from the 28 member bloc on June 23

YES OR NO? This handout picture released by the Daily Telegraph shows (L-R) former Mayor of London and Conservative Party politician Boris Johnson, moderator Aasmah Mir, Labour party Remain campaigner Liz Kendall and Scottish National Party (SNP) MP, Alex Salmond taking part in a debate in London on June 14, 2016. David Rose/Daily Telegraph/AFP

Archbishop of Canterbury wants UK to stay in EU

Jun 12, 2016 - 8:17 AM

Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby the spiritual head of the Church of England and of the wider global Anglican Communion of 85 million Christians says he was in favor of building bridges not barriers

In this file photo, Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby speaks during a national service of thanksgiving for the 90th birthday of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at St Paul's Cathedral in London on June 10, 2016. Photo by Ben Stansall/ Pool/ AFP

Britain in new era after Cameron's shock victory

May 10, 2015 - 5:55 PM

Britain adjusts to a new political landscape after a shock election victory for Prime Minister David Cameron that decapitated the opposition and bolstered secessionists in Scotland

TOUGH ROAD AHEAD. British Prime Minister and Conservative party leader David Cameron delivers a statement to the nation at Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, May 8, 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Surprise lead for Conservatives in UK election exit poll

May 08, 2015 - 7:42 AM

The centre right Conservatives are projected to win 316 seats compared to 239 for Ed Miliband s center left Labour party in a result that tears up pre election predictions

ELECTIONS. Election officials count ballot papers from the Hallam constituency of Liberal Democratic Party leader Nick Clegg, at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield, Britain, 07 May 2015. Photo by Nigel Roddis/EPA

How the UK parliamentary elections work

May 07, 2015 - 5:39 PM

The leader of the party that gains the majority of seats in the parliamentary election becomes the new prime minister

Britain votes in suspense-filled general election

May 07, 2015 - 3:08 PM

While the leaders of both main parties insist they can win a clear majority in the 650 seat House of Commons they will almost certainly have to work with smaller parties to form a government

POLLING BEGINS. Leader of the UK Independence Party (UKIP) Nigel Farage arrives at a polling station in Ramsgate, Kent, Britain, 07 May 2015. Britons are voting in a general election that will determine the UK's next prime minister. Photo by Hannah Mckay/EPA

Britain votes in election which could define its future

May 07, 2015 - 4:53 AM

The election looks set to deliver a minority government for the first time since 1974

PARLIAMENT. A CCTV camera is pictured against Big Ben in the Houses of Parliament in London, Britain, 02 April 2015. Photo by Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

UK's election in numbers

May 06, 2015 - 10:26 PM

Take a look at the numbers and what they mean in this year s United Kingdom elections

Leaders prepare final push in tight UK election

May 06, 2015 - 9:20 AM

While neither of the two main party leaders is talking in public about the possibility of a minority government the polls suggest that Britain is heading that way for the first time since 1997

KEEPING HIS SEAT? British Prime Minister David Cameron campaigns at a rally in St Ives, Cornwall, as part of his 36 hour non-stop tour of the UK, Britain, May 5, 2015. Stringer/EPA

Britain's boring election reaches gripping finale

May 04, 2015 - 10:20 AM

The vote could help decide whether Britain stays in the European Union and whether Scotland remains in Britain as well as putting some of Westminster s biggest names out of a job

SEAT OF POWER. A file photograph showing the Houses of Parliament from the London Eye in London January 31, 2012. Andy Rain/EPA

Bloodbath of the leaders at UK general election?

Apr 19, 2015 - 11:10 AM

Conservative Prime Minister David Cameron his Liberal Democrat deputy Nick Clegg leader of the main opposition Labour party Ed Miliband Nigel Farage of the anti EU UK Independence Party all run the risk of being kicked out

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Uncertainty the only certainty a month before UK election

Apr 06, 2015 - 2:59 PM

In one month Britain votes in a general election likely to put the nail in the coffin of two party politics and herald an uncertain future of coalitions alliances and horse trading

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Campaign kicks off for tight British election

Mar 31, 2015 - 10:48 AM

Opinion polls suggest that neither the center right Conservatives nor center left Labour will win an outright majority in the 650 seat House of Commons

UP FOR GRABS. Number 10 Downing Street in London, Britain, 26 January 2015. Andy Rain/EPA

Britain's bruised Conservatives rally for re-election

Sep 29, 2014 - 9:02 AM

Britain s ruling Conservative party is rallying for re election in 2015 at its ongoing party conference overshadowed by defections to the eurosceptic UKIP and a ministerial resignation over a sex scandal

Grant Shapps, chairman of Britain's Conservative Party, makes the opening speech on day one of the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham in central England on September 28, 2014. Carl Court/AFP

Europe suffers eurosceptic hangover after EU vote

May 26, 2014 - 8:28 PM

Analysts say it was clear that voters supported anti euro and anti immigration parties who had tapped into growing voter frustration over unemployment

UK should divert foreign aid to flood victims, anti-EU leader says

Feb 10, 2014 - 7:58 AM

Meanwhile the minister leading the response to the floods admitted the government had made a mistake in its handling of the crisis

AFTERMATH. A farm hand inspects cattle in the flooded yard at Goodings Farm at Fordgate in Somerset, southwest England, on February 6, 2014. Photo by Chris Ison/AFP

Foster children taken away from 'racist' UK couple

Nov 24, 2012 - 6:40 PM

A British local authority has removed three non white children from their foster parents because the couple are members of the anti immigration UK Independence Party it was reported Saturday November 24