The German government is urging other EU states to prepare for a no deal Brexit, according an internal document that casts doubt on Britain’s optimism over chances of an early agreement on its future ties with the bloc.
Britain this Friday, 31 January ends almost half a century of integration with its closest neighbours and leaves the European Union, starting a new - but still uncertain - chapter in its long history.
Queen Elizabeth II signed off on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, paving the way for the United Kingdom to depart the European Union next week. After passing the final hurdle of obtaining the Queen's approval on Thursday, the Brexit bill is officially law, and the country is expected to exit the EU on Jan. 31.
Britain will issue special coins, fly the Union Jack and project a countdown clock on the walls of Downing Street - but not bong Big Ben - on Brexit night, the government said on Friday.
Lawmakers approved legislation on Thursday which will allow Britain to leave the European Union on Jan 31 with an exit deal, ending more than three years of tumult over the terms of the unprecedented divorce.They voted 330 to 231 in favour of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill, which implements an exit deal agreed with the EU last year.
Moody's on Friday downgraded the outlook for Britain's debt, citing mounting policy challenges amid the Brexit debate. The agency cut the outlook to negative from stable but kept the debt at the investment-grade Aa2.
Commemorative coins minted to mark Brexit on 31 October will be recycled after the UK's exit from the EU was delayed by a further three months. The Royal Mint had been asked to produce new 50p pieces featuring the UK's scheduled departure date.
Parliament must be given “a straight up-and-down vote” on the PM's Brexit deal, No 10 says, after MPs delivered a major blow to his strategy on Saturday. Boris Johnson was forced by law to send a letter asking the EU for a new delay on Brexit but did not sign it.
The following piece on the Falklands and Brexit was distributed by the French news agency, AFP, both in English and Spanish. - It may be a remote archipelago 13,000km from mainland Britain but the Falkland Islands' incredible biodiversity, as well as fishing and meat exports, are under threat from Brexit.
UK and the EU made headway in eleventh-hour talks on Tuesday to reach a Brexit deal in time for a leaders' summit, but with hours left to clinch an agreement, it was still unclear if London could avoid delaying its scheduled Oct 31 departure.