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Britain’s future uncertain following Brexit Day

Anti-Brexit remain in the European Union supporter Steve Bray, second left, protests outside the Houses of Parliament to coincide with the weekly Prime Minister’s Questions at the Houses of Parliament, in London, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2020.

Cailey Gleeson, Nation & World Editor

February 9, 2020

Anti-Brexit sentiments became more apparent than ever as Jan 31. marked the United Kingdom officially leaving the European Union – after nearly three and a half years of stalled negotiations following the controversial vote. Even though Brexit Day was ceremoniously hailed as the nation’s exit, Bri...

UK’s Johnson claims Brexit mandate as Tories secure majority

Britain's Prime Minister and Conservative Party leader Boris Johnson leaves Conservative Party headquarters with his partner Carrie Symonds and their dog Dilyn, in London, Friday, Dec. 13, 2019. Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Conservative Party appeared on course Friday to win a solid majority of seats in Britain's Parliament— a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month.

Associated Press

December 13, 2019

LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has won a thumping majority of seats in Britain's Parliament — a decisive outcome to a Brexit-dominated election that should allow Johnson to fulfill his plan to take the U.K. out of the European Union next month. With 648 of the...

No-deal Brexit could mean uncertainty for Northern Ireland, Ireland

No-deal Brexit could mean uncertainty for Northern Ireland, Ireland

Dan McDaid, Contributing Writer

November 18, 2019

A no-deal Brexit could mean a lot of uncertainty for the people of Northern Ireland and Ireland. If the United Kingdom quits the European Union, it could cause serious economic problems and more violence to two countries that have been down this road before. Keeping the Good Friday Agreement intact is...

Brexit chaos continues for Boris Johnson

Britain’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes a speech at the Convention of the North at the Magna Centre in Rotherham, England, Sept. 13, 2019.

Stuart Dantoin and Brian Pearlman

September 16, 2019

More than three years after the 2016 Brexit referendum, the U.K. is embroiled in more political chaos than ever. The decision to leave the European Union was made after a nationwide referendum held under the government of then-Prime Minister David Cameron. The non-binding referendum saw the “Leave”...

Undone by Brexit, May steps down as Conservative leader

In this Friday, June 9, 2017 file photo Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May listens as the declaration at her constituency is made for in the general election in Maidenhead, England. A general election called by May to bolster her party's numbers in Parliament to help with the Brexit negotiations backfires as her Conservative Party loses its majority and continues in a weakened state as a minority government.

Jill Lawless, Associated Press

June 7, 2019

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Theresa May's time as Conservative Party leader ended Friday, not with a bang but a whimper. May, who announced her departure two weeks ago after her career was undone by the Brexit mess, formally stepped down in a private exchange of letters with the party,...

Murder of journalist in N. Ireland raises possibility of violence in no-deal Brexit

Britain's Prime Minister Theresa May, centre and Ireland Prime Minister Leo Varadkar leave after the funeral service of journalist Lyra McKee, at St Anne's Cathedral in Belfast, northern Ireland, Wednesday April 24, 2019. The leaders of Britain and Ireland joined hundreds of mourners Wednesday at the funeral of Lyra McKee, the young journalist shot dead during rioting in Northern Ireland last week.

Bianca Cseke, Online Editor

April 29, 2019

A 29-year-old journalist covering a night of unrest in Northern Ireland was killed by a militant group earlier this month, helping stoke fears of additional violence as the United Kingdom works out a deal to leave the European Union. Lyra McKee was covering rioting in Londonderry, which broke out ...

Brexit uncertainty hits students

Brexit uncertainty hits students

Doug Klain, Contributing Writer

January 22, 2019

The British parliament rejected Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan in a historically brutal vote last Tuesday. With MPs voting 432 to 202 to reject the deal, British prospects for a Brexit deal were thrown into doubt. This was huge news for DePaul senior Glenn Johnston, who currently interns in...

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