United States president Donald Trump praised the two most high-profile proponents of Britain's departure from the European Union on Thursday ahead of his planned visit to London at a time of political turmoil following the resignation of Prime Minister Theresa May.
Anti-EU populist Nigel Farage's Brexit Party looked set to triumph on Sunday and the ruling Conservatives endure a historic blow in European Parliament elections in which Britain was never meant to vote.
Europeans turned their backs on traditional center-left and center-right candidates in Sunday's elections for the European Parliament, according to provisional results and their projections.
Opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn said the British public should be asked again to give its verdict on Brexit, either through a general election or a second referendum.
The UK Electoral Commission said it will visit the offices of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party to review how it raises money after former Prime Minister Gordon Brown called for an investigation. The party leads polling ahead of Thursday's European elections as it attracts voters disgruntled at the failure of the mainstream parties to deliver Brexit.
Nigel Farage received £450,000 from the founder of pro-Brexit group Leave.EU in the year after the Brexit referendum. Items paid for by Arron Banks included Mr. Farage's London home, his car and trips to the US to meet Donald Trump.
British Prime Minister Theresa May's Conservatives have slumped to fifth place in an opinion poll ahead of the May 23 European parliamentary election as pressure grows for her to set a date for her departure.
Labor's shadow chancellor says he does not trust Prime Minister Theresa May after details from cross-party talks on Brexit were leaked to the press. The PM has called on Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to “put their differences aside” and agree a Brexit deal.
British passports are being issued without the words 'European Union' on the cover, despite the delay to Brexit. The new burgundy passports were introduced from 30 March, the day after the UK was supposed to leave the EU, but some people may still receive the old version until stocks run out.
United States president Donald Trump has sparked a backlash from UK politicians by attacking the National Health Service. In a tweet criticising US Democrats pushing for a universal health system, he said thousands of people are marching in the UK because the NHS is going broke and not working. This was believed to be a reference to a Save the NHS march on Downing Street on Saturday, demanding more funding.