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.
Britain's two main parties suffered a drubbing on Friday in English local elections as voters vented their frustration with the prolonged Brexit deadlock.
European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker says he believes Brexit will go ahead and the EU should tackle its looming budget shortfall. Don't believe those who say that it's not going to happen and that people in the UK have realized their error... I don't think that's going to be the case, he told a Brussels conference.
Pressure mounted on Prime Minister David Cameron on Tuesday to impose “direct rule” on British overseas territories after several of them figured as tax havens in the leaked Panama Papers that have caused ripples around the world.
A British government minister said on Sunday there should be an international approach to dealing with the overseas assets of deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak and his family.