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EU and UK launch tough post-Brexit relationship talks

Mar 02, 2020 - 10:47 AM

(UPDATED) The EU's chief negotiator Michel Barnier and his UK counterpart David Frost meet in Brussels, launching several months of intense talks that will mobilize about a hundred officials on each side

FLAGS. The European Union flag and the British Union Jack wave in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

UK rejects EU trade demands, threatens to walk away

Feb 27, 2020 - 7:58 PM

Two days after EU ministers approved their own joint approach to the negotiations, Prime Minister Boris Johnson's government sets out its own red lines

TRADE DEAL. Anti-Brexit campaigners are seen in Westminster, central London on February 26, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Critics slam U.K. post-Brexit immigration plans

Feb 20, 2020 - 9:48 AM

The new measures will make it easier for more qualified, English-speaking workers to get visas, and harder for low-skilled migrants to do so

BREXIT DISCORD. A pedestrian shelters from the rain beneath a Union flag themed umbrella as they walk near Big Ben. Photo by Justin Tallis/AFP

Britain unveils points-based immigration plan

Feb 19, 2020 - 8:20 AM

Each foreign worker must earn 70 points to be eligible, with a set number of points for each qualification or skill

LOVE. A migrant walks next to a tent tagged with the initials of the United Kingdom, UK, into a heart-shape logo inside the 'Jungle' camp for migrants and refugees in Calais on June 24, 2016. Photo by Philippe Huguen/AFP

Johnson, Barnier trade blows over post-Brexit ties

Feb 03, 2020 - 10:06 PM

EU chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier formally offers a deep future relationship but only as long as Britain makes guarantees to trade fairly

POST-BREXIT. EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier gestures during a press conference on negotiations with UK on on February 3, 2020. Photo by KenzoTribouillard/AFP

Brexit is here, what changes?

Feb 01, 2020 - 8:23 AM

While there are some practical changes, London and Brussels will work on completing negotiations on new arrangements to guide future relations

BREXIT SUPPORTERS. Brexit supporters wave Union flags as the time nears 11 pm, in Parliament Square, venue for the Leave Means Leave Brexit Celebration in central London on January 31, 2020. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

New era for divided Britain as it leaves European Union

Feb 01, 2020 - 7:00 AM

(3rd UPDATE) 'This is not an end but a beginning. This is the moment when the dawn breaks and the curtain goes up on a new act,' says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson

BREXIT. Red, white and blue lights illuminate 10 Downing Street, the official residence of Britain's Prime Minister, in central London on January 31, 2020, after Britain left the European Union at 2300GMT. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Britain leaves the EU – then what?

Jan 31, 2020 - 10:15 AM

For one, Britain will lose its representation and voting rights in EU institutions

BORIS. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he launches a Conservative Party general campaign poster at the Kent Showground in Detling, southeast England on December 6, 2019. Photo by Peter Nicholls/AFP

Brexit sealed with final Brussels vote

Jan 29, 2020 - 7:49 PM

After Brexit the United Kingdom will become what the EU calls a 'third country,' outside the union, but the political and economic drama will continue

BREXIT. Permanent Representative of the United Kingdom to the European Union Sir Tim Barrow (L) delivers the instruments of ratification for Brexit, notifying the Council that the UK has fully ratified the Withdrawal Agreement, to European Council Secretary General Jeppe Tranholm-Mikkelsen at the EU Council headquarters in Brussels on January 29, 2020. Photo by Yves Herman/Pool/AFP

British minister attends 'historic' last EU council

Jan 29, 2020 - 9:03 AM

The United Kingdom will formally leave the bloc at midnight on Friday, January 31

BREAKUP. A picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows the European Union flag and the British Union Jack waving in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

What will change the day after Brexit?

Jan 28, 2020 - 9:14 AM

There will be no turning back – the union would have lost one of its largest and richest states, the first ever to quit the project

UNION JACK. A man passes a barrier decorated with a Union Flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 30. 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Brexit will not affect intel cooperation – EU official

Jan 25, 2020 - 10:07 PM

Britain will still share intelligence through the Schengen Information System, which has become a tool for tracking jihadists entering Europe

Anti-Brexit activists hold European Union and Union flags as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 23, 2019. - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson could pivot towards a general election as the EU mulls granting a Brexit deadline extension on Wednesday, after a fresh twist to the divorce saga cast doubt over his hopes of leaving on October 31. In tense parliamentary votes on Tuesday, Johnson won initial backing for the divorce deal he agreed with the EU -- but MPs then rejected his timetable to rush it through parliament in a matter of days. (Photo by Tolga Akmen / AFP)

European Union chiefs sign Brexit deal ahead of parliamentary vote

Jan 24, 2020 - 4:05 PM

On Thursday, diplomats from the EU member states will approve the deal in writing. Then, on Friday, January 31, Britain spends its last day in the EU before leaving the bloc at 2300 GMT as clocks strike midnight in Brussels.

BREXIT. A picture taken on January 23, 2020 shows the European Union flag and the British Union Jack waving in front of the European Parliament in Brussels. Photo by Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP

Queen gives assent for Britain to leave EU

Jan 23, 2020 - 11:51 PM

With the head of state's ceremonial approval of the withdrawal legislation, Britain can finally leave its closest neighbors and trading partners after years of bickering and 3 delays

GIVING ASSENT. In this file photo taken on November 26, 2019 Britain's Queen Elizabeth II visits the new headquarters of the Royal Philatelic society in London on November 26, 2019. File photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

UK parliament ratifies Brexit divorce law

Jan 23, 2020 - 8:37 AM

The only hurdle left to formal ratification now is royal assent by Queen Elizabeth II, paving the way for Britain to leave the EU on January 31

BOO BREXIT. An anti-Brexit activist holds a flag in the colors of both the EU and Union flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 22, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP)

UK puts visas into pitch for post-Brexit trade with Africa

Jan 21, 2020 - 12:28 AM

Opening the first UK-Africa Investment Summit in London, Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a clear pitch for business less than two weeks before Britain leaves the European Union

PITCH. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the UK-Africa Investment Summit in London on January 20, 2020. Photo by Matt Dunham/Pool/AFP

Brexit in sight as British MPs scrutinize divorce deal

Jan 07, 2020 - 7:55 PM

Lawmakers begin 3 days of debate on legislation to enshrine Boris Johnson's divorce deal, with few hurdles to its passing expected after he won a comfortable majority at recent elections

BREXIT. An anti-Brexit activist holds a flag in the colors of both the EU and Union flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 22, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Boris Johnson's Brexit deal secures first win in new parliament

Dec 20, 2019 - 11:58 PM

The 358 to 234 vote paves the way for Prime Minister Boris Johnson to deliver on his winning general election promise to 'get Brexit done' by January 31


[OPINION] Why should Filipinos care about Brexit?

Dec 20, 2019 - 9:00 PM

Will it get harder to travel to the UK? Will remittances be cheaper or more expensive? How easy will it be for Filipinos to get a job there?

UK PM to outlaw Brexit extension beyond 2020

Dec 17, 2019 - 10:52 PM

The government is planning to block the transition period from going beyond the end of 2020, in a symbolic statement of intent

BREXIT. In this file photo, EU flags flutter on the day of Britain's newly elected prime minister Boris Johnson's debut in the House of Commons, outside the Houses of Parliament in central London on July 25, 2019. File photo by Niklas Halle'n/AFP

First stop, Brexit: UK's Johnson gets down to work

Dec 16, 2019 - 9:50 PM

The Conservative leader is expected to carry out a limited cabinet reshuffle before welcoming new MPs to parliament following his landslide win in the December 12 general election

BACK TO WORK. This file photo shows Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks inside 10 Downing Street in London on August 30, 2019. File photo by Jeremy Selwyn/Pool/AFP

'Brexit election' raises hopes and fears in Northern Ireland

Dec 14, 2019 - 11:25 PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson ran the campaign on the promise to 'get Brexit done' — a simple but effective message with profound implications for Britain's most politically volatile region

BREXIT MOVEMENT. United Kingdom and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London. File photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

Victorious Johnson urges Britain to move past Brexit divide

Dec 14, 2019 - 1:56 PM

London stocks and the British pound jump on hopes of an end to years of uncertainty, which has hurt investment and economic growth

STILL THE PM. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in central London on December 13, 2019, following his Conservative party's general election victory. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

How the world is reacting to Johnson's big UK vote win

Dec 13, 2019 - 10:09 PM

Here are some of the initial reactions

WORLD REACTS. Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson is greeted by staff as he arrives back at 10 Downing Street in central London on December 13, 2019, following an audience with Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace, where she invited him to become Prime Minister and form a new government. Photo by Stefan Rousseau /Pool/AFP

Johnson vows to get Brexit done after big election win

Dec 13, 2019 - 3:47 PM

(3rd UPDATE) Boris Johnson's Conservative party secures 365 seats – its biggest majority since the heyday of Margaret Thatcher in the 1980s

BIG WIN. Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson leaves after retaining his seat to be MP for Uxbridge and Ruislip South at the count center in Uxbridge, west London, on December 13, 2019 after votes were counted as part of the UK general election. Photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

EU warns of post-Brexit rival Britain after Johnson win

Dec 13, 2019 - 9:37 AM

(UPDATED) But the EU chiefs, meeting in Brussels, also express relief that British voters have sent a clear message, bringing to an end the first phase of a crisis that has dogged Europe for more than 3 years

A Conservative Party activist wears a rosette as they wait for the results in the count centre in Uxbridge, where Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative leader Boris Johnson hopes to hold his seat, in west London, early in the morning on December 13, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson was on course for a decisive majority, exit polls indicated after voting closed in Britain's general election on Thursday, paving the way for Brexit. Oli SCARFF / AFP

EU leaders keep quiet on Brexit as Britain votes

Dec 12, 2019 - 11:24 PM

The 27 remaining European Union chiefs have a packed summit agenda and a dispute to resolve over how to fund the fight against climate change, but diplomats will have an ear to the ground for news from the United Kingdom

EUROPEAN SUMMIT. Pedestrians walk as Greenpeace activists hang a banner on the building of the European Council in Brussels on December 12, 2019 during an action of the environmental NGO before the European Summit. Photo by Aris Oikonomou/AFP

Jeremy Corbyn: Britain's main opposition leader

Dec 12, 2019 - 1:51 PM

Jeremy Corbyn is offering the country a choice between a newly negotiated, softer form of Brexit and staying in the European Union

JEREMY CORBYN. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks during a general election campaign rally in East London on December 11, 2019, the final day of campaigning for the general election. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

Boris Johnson: Polarizing leader focused on Brexit

Dec 12, 2019 - 1:43 PM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has toned down his trademark jokes and bluster, as he focuses on a promise to 'Get Brexit Done' by finally taking Britain out of the European Union

BORIS JOHNSON. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers his speech at the Convention of the North, in the Magna Centre in Rotherham, norhtern England on September 13, 2019. File photo by Christopher Furlong/Pool/AFP

Polls tighten on eve of Britain's Brexit election

Dec 11, 2019 - 8:28 PM

Britons head to the polls for the third time in 4 years on Thursday, December 12, against a backdrop of political deadlock since a 2016 referendum which saw a majority opt to leave the EU

EVE OF POLLS. In this handout photograph taken and released by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) on December 6, 2019, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) and Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn participate in the BBC Prime Ministerial leaders debate, at the studio in Maidstone, Kent. AFP PHOTO / JEFF OVERS-BBC

UK's 'Brexit election' campaign enters final straight

Dec 09, 2019 - 9:14 PM

Boris Johnson is hoping the poll hands his ruling Conservatives a majority, while Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is trying to upset the odds and usher in Britain's first leftist government in 9 years

RIVALS. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (L) and opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn take part in a vigil at the Guildhall in central London to pay tribute to the victims of the London Bridge terror attack on December 2, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK PM faces flak for ducking TV grilling

Dec 06, 2019 - 11:35 PM

Four other major party leaders have subjected themselves to an uncomfortable grilling from the BBC's Andrew Neil but the prime minister has so far declined to do so

UK ELECTIONS. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson reacts as he launches a Conservative Party general campaign poster at the Kent Showground in Detling, southeast England on December 6, 2019. Photo by Peter Nicholls/Pool/AFP

Boris Johnson unveils manifesto for Brexit Britain

Nov 24, 2019 - 6:40 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson insists the deal will allow Britain to regain control over its laws, money and immigration policy

BREXIT UNCERTAINTY. Union and European flags flutter in the breeze in central London. File photo by Niklas Hallen/AFP

Britain's Lib Dems unveil 'stop Brexit' manifesto

Nov 20, 2019 - 11:50 PM

The pro-European party, which has vowed to halt Britain's departure from the EU if it wins a majority, also outlines policies to tackle climate change, expand free childcare, and recruit more teachers

STOP BREXIT MANIFESTO. A cyclist travels past the battle bus of Britain's opposition Liberal Democrats leader Jo Swinson on her arrival for a general election campaign visit to Trumpington Park Primary School in Cambridge, on November 20, 2019. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

UK PM, Labour make election pitch to business

Nov 18, 2019 - 11:42 PM

Confederation of British Industry chief executive Carolyn Fairbairn warns that 'extreme ideology' on both sides is weighing on business confidence

PITCH. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks at the annual Confederation of British Industry (CBI) conference in central London, on November 18, 2019. Photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Britain's Johnson spars with election rivals on Brexit and Trump

Nov 05, 2019 - 11:53 PM

Jeremy Corbyn, Boris Johnson's main rival in the snap December 12 poll, has struggled to explain his position on Brexit ever since Britons narrowly triggered the divorce in a 2016 referendum

RIVALS. In this file photo, Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson (R) speaks with Britain's main opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (L) in the Central Lobby as they walk back to the House of Commons on October 14, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

UK's Johnson 'sorry' for Brexit delay

Nov 03, 2019 - 7:12 PM

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says it is a 'matter of deep regret'

Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers his speech at the Convention of the North, in the Magna Centre in Rotherham, norhtern England on September 13, 2019. - Boris Johnson will meet EU chief Jean-Claude Juncker in Luxembourg on Monday, officials said, as the British prime minister bids to broker a Brexit compromise ahead of the October 31 deadline. Preparedness in Britain for a no-deal Brexit remains "at a low level", with logjams at Channel ports threatening to impact drug and food supplies, according to government assessments released this week. (Photo by Christopher Furlong / POOL / AFP)

Trump wades into UK polls with attack on opposition leader and Brexit warning

Nov 01, 2019 - 10:16 AM

In unprecedented criticism of a candidate to be British premier from a sitting US president, Donald Trump says that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn would be 'so bad' in the role

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn (C) poses for a selfie with Labour candidate Hannah O'Neil (L) and activists in Milton Keynes, southern England on October 31, 2019. Britain will go to the polls on December 12 in a bid to unlock the protracted Brexit deadlock. Tolga AKMEN / AFP

UK election campaign hots up on Brexit day that never was

Oct 31, 2019 - 7:40 PM

Ahead of an election rally in London, veteran socialist Jeremy Corbyn attacks Boris Johnson's 'born-to-rule Conservatives' who he says are only interested in protecting 'the privileged few'

ELECTION CAMPAIGN. Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn waves as he launches the party's election campaign in south London on October 31, 2019. Photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Britain kicks off election battle over Brexit

Oct 30, 2019 - 9:45 PM

Lawmakers put aside their disputes and overwhelmingly support Prime Minister Boris Johnson's call for a snap general election on December 12

BREXIT. A man passes a barrier decorated with a Union Flag outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 30. 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

UK set for 3rd election in 4 years to try to break Brexit gridlock

Oct 29, 2019 - 7:30 PM

(UPDATED) 'We will now launch the most ambitious and radical campaign for real change our country has ever seen,' says Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn

LABOUR. Britain's opposition Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn gives a speech in Hastings, southeast England on January 17, 2019. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

EU envoys agree 3-month Brexit delay

Oct 28, 2019 - 5:35 PM

The next deadline for departure will be January 31, 2020 – although the other 27 capitals would allow an earlier date if London ratifies a withdrawal agreement before then

BREXIT EXTENSION. An anti-Brexit activist holds a flag in the colors of both the EU and Union flags as they protest outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 22, 2019. File photo by Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Johnson pushes for poll as EU prepares Brexit delay

Oct 28, 2019 - 12:25 PM

EU ambassadors will meet on Monday to discuss the request to delay Brexit until January 31, under a plan allowing Britain to leave earlier if parliament ratifies the exit deal, Brussels sources say

BORIS JOHNSON. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers his speech at the Convention of the North, in the Magna Centre in Rotherham, norhtern England on September 13, 2019. Photo by Christopher Furlong/AFP

UK opposition parties outline election plan

Oct 27, 2019 - 11:17 AM

Prime Minister Boris Johnson was forced by law to ask EU leaders last weekend to delay Brexit after MPs refused to back the Brexit terms he struck with Brussels

ELECTION PREPARATION. A video grab from footage broadcast by the UK Parliament's Parliamentary Recording Unit (PRU) shows members of parliament gathering in the House of Commons in central London on September 25, 2019 after parliament resumed. AFP/PRU photo

UK 'pauses' production of Brexit coin as delay looms

Oct 26, 2019 - 9:05 PM

'We have paused production of the Brexit coin, and will take a final decision in due course,' says the UK government

POUND. In this file photo taken on December 14, 2017 a British one pound sterling coin is arranged in front of a Union flag for a photograph in London. AFP file photo

Brexit in limbo as UK PM pushes for election

Oct 25, 2019 - 8:58 PM

(UPDATED) British Prime Minister Boris Johnson wants to call an election for December 12 that he hopes will give him a majority to pass the divorce deal he struck with EU leaders

BREXIT. A pro-remain protester holds up an EU flag with one of the stars symbolically cut out in front of the Houses of Parliament. File photo by Oli Scarff/AFP

EU backs Brexit delay as Johnson eyes election

Oct 24, 2019 - 7:15 AM

'All agreed on the need for an extension to avoid a no-deal Brexit. The duration of an extension is still being discussed,' a European source tells reporters

ANTI-BREXIT PROTESTS. Anti-Brexit activists hold European Union and Union flags as they demonstrate outside the Houses of Parliament in London on October 23, 2019. Photo by Tolga Akmen/AFP

British PM denied new Brexit deal vote

Oct 21, 2019 - 8:54 PM

(UPDATED) House of Commons speaker John Bercow says British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is not allowed to push for the same measures twice in the same parliamentary sitting

BREXIT. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks inside 10 Downing Street in London on August 30, 2019. File photo by Jeremy Selwyn/Pool/AFP

London insists UK leaving EU on October 31, despite delay request

Oct 20, 2019 - 7:52 PM

Brexit planning chief Michael Gove says the United Kingdom 'has the means and ability' to leave the European Union on schedule

Anti-Brexit activists hold Union and EU flags as they demonstrate opposite the Houses of Parliament in Westminster, London on August 29, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's suspension of parliament weeks before Britain's EU departure date faced legal challenges on Thursday following a furious outcry from pro-Europeans and MPs opposed to a no-deal Brexit. DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

British PM to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Oct 20, 2019 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) The Parliament declines to give their backing to the agreement Boris Johnson struck with the EU this week until the legislation needed to ratify it has passed

RELUCTANT. Britain's Prime Minister Boris Johnson gestures as he delivers his speech at the Convention of the North, in the Magna Centre in Rotherham, northern England on September 13, 2019. Photo by Christopher Furlong/AFP