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12 questions about Brexit you were too embarrassed to ask

12 questions about Brexit you were too embarrassed to ask

The United Kingdom’s divorce with the European Union — better known as Brexit — has become a drawn-out, contentious affair without an obvious resolution. The UK is deeply and bitterly divided on how it should exit the EU, and what its future relationship with the bloc should look like. And in many ways, the split…
Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek elections after Brexit deadlock

Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek elections after Brexit deadlock

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson couldn’t get Brexit done by the end of the month like he’d promised he would — so he’s pushing for a general election instead. On Thursday, Johnson announced that he’s asking members of Parliament (MPs) on Monday to agree to hold a general election on December 12. “The way to…
The last 72 hours in Brexit, explained

The last 72 hours in Brexit, explained

It should have been the decisive moment for Brexit: a vote on the revamped deal to take the United Kingdom out of the European Union by October 31. But “Super Saturday” went bust in the UK Parliament after lawmakers voted to withhold support on Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Brexit deal until all the necessary legislation…
The UK Parliament just blew up Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans

The UK Parliament just blew up Boris Johnson’s Brexit plans

The British Parliament has made Boris Johnson’s premiership very difficult. Saturday was no exception. This time, it spoiled the vote on his Brexit deal. On Saturday, Parliament approved an amendment, 322 to 306, that basically forced Johnson to ask for a Brexit delay. And it foiled what should have been a dramatic vote on the…
In London, hundreds of thousands demand another chance to vote on Brexit

In London, hundreds of thousands demand another chance to vote on Brexit

As Parliament met in London Saturday morning and voted to force a Brexit delay, hundreds of thousands of anti-Brexit protesters marched in the city’s streets demanding citizens be given a second chance at deciding whether to leave the European Union. The massive crowds moved through the city towards Parliament in a festive and defiant demonstration…
11 questions about Brexit you were too embarrassed to ask

11 questions about Brexit you were too embarrassed to ask

The United Kingdom’s divorce with the European Union — better known as Brexit — has become a drawn-out, contentious affair without an obvious resolution. The UK is deeply and bitterly divided on how it should exit the EU, and what its future relationship with the bloc should look like. And in many ways, the split…
Two British footballers’ wives are feuding. It’s the perfect Brexit palate cleanser.

Two British footballers’ wives are feuding. It’s the perfect Brexit palate cleanser.

As Britain descends into an increasingly bleak political horror show, today the country is delivering on its most famous export: Shakespearean drama. On the morning of October 9, two famous wives of major football (i.e. soccer) players were embroiled in an epic feud that just so happens to be deliciously suited to the era of…
UK Parliament seizes control in an attempt to avert no-deal Brexit

UK Parliament seizes control in an attempt to avert no-deal Brexit

The UK Parliament is trying to block a “no-deal” Brexit — defying Boris Johnson and handing the new prime minister his first legislative defeat. In other words, just another day in the ongoing Brexit saga. On Tuesday, Parliament voted, 328 to 301, to seize control so it could debate a bill that would attempt to…
Boris Johnson just suspended Parliament over Brexit. Here’s what’s going on.

Boris Johnson just suspended Parliament over Brexit. Here’s what’s going on.

Who had “proroguing Parliament” on their Brexit bingo card? On Wednesday, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked Queen Elizabeth II to suspend — otherwise known as “prorogue” — Parliament until October 14, in what very much looked like an attempt to prevent members of Parliament (MPs) from blocking a no-deal Brexit before the October 31…
Vox Sentences: A Brexit of a different kind

Vox Sentences: A Brexit of a different kind

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